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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

fostering wide community participation to achieve shared aspirations for the success of families and children.

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

When You Wonder, You’re Learning Book Circle Project

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, alongside co-authors Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski, is thrilled to launch the When You Wonder, You’re Learning Book Circle Project, made possible by the generous support of The Patterson Foundation!

On September 13 and 14, Ryan connected with folks in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota and set the stage for our region’s book circle adventure.

The excitement is contagious as book lovers and educationalists like you are already signing up to lead or actively participate in book circles.

Curious? Don’t miss out—click the links below to host or participate in a book circle:

Ignite your imagination, fuel your love for learning, and be part of an engaging community united by the power of books. This is your opportunity to wonder, explore, and grow!

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