Reach Out and Read – A New Chapter

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading first learned of Reach Out and Read in April of 2015 at a gathering of Campaign for Grade-Level…
THIS BOOK IS COOL!

THIS BOOK IS COOL! (Book distribution at schools)

The excitement of summer reading is in the air at over 150 school locations across our region. As summed up by the Sea Breeze Elementary Scho…
Beyond Gaming

Inspiring New Possibilities Through Video Games

When we think of video games, we often equate the experience to a fun virtual adventure. Seldom do we think of the possibilities of a career …

SRLD 2023: Fostering Spaces for Learning, Connecting, and Collaborating

Imagine being a child and having the opportunity to be loud in a library, visit your favorite museum after school, be a veterinarian, and pla…

Relationships Lead to Meaningful Learning on the Suncoast

Suncoast Remake Learning Days 2023 consisted of more than 200 events across four counties during 10 days in April, with more than 25,000 atte…

The Key to Reaching Far and Deep Is Relationships

Editor’s Note: Twenty-five thousand one hundred and sixteen individuals experienced wonder, curiosity, and joy due to the collaborative effor…
ROR Sunsetting

Reach Out and Read Florida Poised for Further Growth

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) is a community-wide effort in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties to help…
Notes from the team meeting

Sources of Pride, Room for Improvement

Suncoast Remake Learning Days 2023 was a joyful success with 206 hands-on events for children and families across four counties in 10 days. S…

The Art of Surprise: Pop-up Neighbor Through Laundry

Many families dread going to the laundromat due to transportation issues, time, and cost. According to the website, FiscalTiger, based on an …
The Magic Red Book

The Magic Red Book

During the holiday season, Cheri Coryea, consultant with The Patterson Foundation (TPF), gifted me a lined red notebook that almost immediate…
Yu-Ling Cheng at Arcadia Housing Authority

So Much Joy in Suncoast Remake Learning Days

Editor’s Note: A message from the Director of the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Beth Duda: The final 2023 Suncoast Remake Learni…
THIS-KID-IS-COOL!

Blast Off & Bloom

Dear Friends, Some people usher in spring by deep cleaning their homes or recommitting to their New Year’s Eve resolutions (you know the ones…

SRLD Pickup Afterglow!

Suncoast Remake Learning Days (SRLD) officially starts on Friday, April 21st, and excitement is building as preparations are underway. More t…
Students visiting Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium learning about different animals while also honing their gross motor skills and body coordination

Strengthening Literacy Through Arts: How Experiential Learning and Joyful Stewardship are Transforming Early Education

The Strengthening Literacy Through Arts Experiences in Early Learning program is a wonderful example of how experiential learning and joyful …
Pop-Up

Far More Than the Numbers

Recently, the SuperMatt Laundromat in Punta Gorda was a flurry of activity as 46 families had all of their laundry fees paid during the Pop-U…

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 …
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