The Payne Family

Corey and Shanet Payne have a son and a daughter; two bright, energetic children. They know that education will improve their children’s future quality of life and help them to succeed in school and in life. That’s why they have enrolled their children in early literacy and school readiness programs supported by United Way of Greater Greensboro.
“These programs broaden their vocabulary skills, math skills, their reading skills and interaction skills,” says Shanet. “We start at home, then they have to transition to school. When you start at home with these activities, they already have a head start when they go.
“In the next 20 years, my biggest hope for my children is that they’ll be able to stand on their own two feet and they’ll learn from what we are teaching them.”

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