Literacy Inc. gets kids ready to read at Yankee Stadium

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Children from across the city traveled to Yankee Stadium for a day of baseball and reading Tuesday.

Literacy Inc., or LINC, set up Reading on the Rails as a way to promote books to children.

"We read on the Staten Island Ferry, on the buses, on the trains, to demonstrate to families and really model for them to always have a book with you," says Shari Levine, the executive director of LINC.

Children who took part in the event read inside the stadium before the game. They even got the opportunity to actually be on the field.

Program directors tell News 12 the most important people involved in the program are their "VIPs" or Very Involved Parents.

LINC's goal is to give inner city students a chance to learn.

Christopher Leon used to be a group member and now is an organizer of the nonprofit.

"I had problems reading, writing. I had a speech problem," Leon says. "I'm getting better at all that. I appreciate LINC for being there."

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