Manatee County’s Breakfast with a Purpose: Laying the Foundation for a Successful Transition to Kindergarten

The excitement was palpable (along with the yawns) as teachers, both Prek and K, greeted each other. The scrumptious smell of bacon provided …

The Unstoppable Double Contests!

Since the Attendance Awareness Poster Contest began in 2015, hundreds of thousands of posters have been created by local students about the i…
These centerpieces were created with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in mind. Each person, partner organization, project, and initiative join together to create something that is multi-dimensional, greater than the sum of its parts. And once we’re joined together we create something both strong and beautiful, able to evolve and change according to the needs of the children and families in our communities…..and each of you with your desire to help the children and families in our region is a light illuminating our shared efforts.

Planting Seeds

For years, The Patterson Foundation has worked alongside community members to help strengthen the efforts of people and organizations within …

How Holiday Events Bring Possibilities of Growth

Author’s note: To catalyze the efforts of individuals, businesses, government, nonprofits, and the media, The Patterson Foundation will contr…
Suncoast Remake Learning Days: April 21-30

Opening the Cookie Jar: Collaborating on Suncoast Remake Learning Days 2023

Editor’s Note: Join the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for the Suncoast Remake Learning Days Holiday Kickoff. Click here for detai…

The Bacon Was Back!

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) recently hosted the 2022 Community Update. After two years of virtual formatting due to…

Pop-Up Neighbor Through Laundry – Arcadia

Author’s Note: SUNCOAST DISASTER RECOVERY FUND The day after Hurricane Ian hit the Suncoast of Florida, The Patterson Foundation announced a …

Powerful Listening through Purposeful Questions — What it means to Evolve

Author’s Note: For those interested in learning about the 2022 Suncoast Remake Learning Days, click here. Or watch our recap video here. When…
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Just Right: Pop-Up Neighbor Through Laundry — Port Charlotte

Editor’s Note: Since 2018, albeit interrupted by COVD, SCGLR has hosted 18 Pop-Up Neighbor Through Laundry events providing 708 families with…
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THESE BOOKS ARE COOL! — THIS BOOK IS COOL! End of Summer Feedback

The end of summer always brings a pang of sadness, along with the gleeful anticipation that comes with a new school year. It also brings incr…
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The Stars Aligned at Dive into Reading Camps

Editor’s Note: Photo courtesy of Ray Collins.   The Stars Aligned at Dive into Reading Camps I woke up one summer morning and had an ove…

Kicking Off a New School Year

It’s no secret that summer is one of the best times of the year, especially here at SCGLR. We round up our students in the region and host on…

The Real Winners are the Children and Families of the Suncoast

Thursday, July 21, 2022, was a big day for the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, receiving honors and accolades from the national Ca…
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Suncoast Honored With 2022 All-America City Award and GLR Pacesetter Award

The Suncoast’s steadfast efforts to help our children and families succeed in school and life have been recognized on a national stage. Our r…

THIS BOOK IS COOL! In School – Available to Educators and Their Students

What do you picture when you hear “speech and language therapy?” Is it a therapist and child sitting across the table from each other looking…

Reach Out and Read: A Foundation for Success

Reach Out and Read® gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books and reading into their pediatric care and encouragin…
Family Engagement Night

Mixed-Up Mythical Creatures

The Ringling was honored to lead the first Family Engagement Night for THIS BOOK IS COOL! With 78 families in attendance, it was definitely C…
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My Learning Days

After going to about ten events from Suncoast Remake Learning Days I learned that these events can help me work and communicate better with o…
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