The Suncoast Campaign for

Grade-Level Reading

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) is a four-county effort in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties in Florida

to help children from birth through 3rd grade, especially those from asset-limited families, succeed in life by ensuring they read on grade level.
We are proud to be part of the more than 390 Campaign for Grade-Level Reading communities in 44 states across the nation and in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada.
The Patterson Foundation is the regional accelerator with county specific work led by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, United Way Suncoast, and United Way of Charlotte County.

What’s New

It’s Kindergarten Time!

Where can you pick up your FREE Kindergarten Readiness Bag?

Families enrolling their child for Kindergarten in Charlotte County Public Schools, The School District of DeSoto County, Sarasota County Schools, and Title I Schools in Manatee County can pick up their Kindergarten Readiness Bag at the time of registration.

What’s included in these magical bags?
  • Two packages of flashcards Literacy charts
  • Magnetic lowercase alphabet letters
  • Magnetic uppercase alphabet letters
  • Drawing paper
  • Jumbo crayons
  • Kindergarten Readiness Checklists
  • Information packets about Attendance Works, Vroom, Mind in the Making, and Stronger Me, Stronger We
  • Josh the Baby Otter book
  • Magic Postcards

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Opportunities

Make a difference – Volunteer and join the movement! We count on volunteers to help strengthen the campaign by assisting in the solution areas to move the needle of progress for kids in our community.

Stronger Me, Stronger We

Stronger Me, Stronger We gives community members the opportunity to virtually connect in small groups and build their knowledge and skills. Each Stronger Me, Stronger We offering is comprised of several one-hour Zoom sessions.

Community Events

Learn more about how we are connecting, learning, and sharing together to build trust so that relationships are deepened and new possibilities can begin to emerge.

Stay up to Date

We look forward to sharing engaging news and updates with you! We have personalized lists to fit your exact needs. SCGLR’s Family Engagement Newsletter – monthly newsletter for parents, caregivers, early educators, and anyone who loves kids. SCGLR Newsletter is a monthly newsletter geared toward people, businesses, nonprofits, government, and the media to catalyze efforts toward shared aspiration
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