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When You Wonder, You’re Learning: A Journey with Mister Rogers

Imagine more than one thousand people across the Suncoast region, meeting in houses, offices, and restaurants, sipping coffee, and sharing sn…

Suncoast Remake Learning Days: Sharing on Many Levels

On April 29th, Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) Engagement Team members were excitedly poised at The POINT, the support faci…

Suncoast Remake Learning Days Encourages Family and Community Involvement in Learning

Editor’s Note: This article is written by Beth Duda and was originally published by the Herald-Tribune. When we think of learning, often we t…

Suncoast Remake Learning Days Kick-Off Family Reunion

Dear Friends, As you know, there’s lots of different kinds of families—nuclear, extended, family of friends, and family of co-workers. I’m lu…

Getting Straight to The POINT 2.0

Dear Friends, Did you hear about the stellar open house event we had at The POINT 2.0 on February 22, 2024? Picture this: a day filled with l…

Evolving Partnerships

In 2016, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) had just begun to work in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The Patterson Foundat…

Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge Thrive and Dine Breakfast: Uniting Providers for Summer Reading Success

On February 13th, the Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge Thrive and Dine Breakfast brought together summer learning program providers from fou…

Building Bridges: Empowering Non-Native English Speakers in the Suncoast Region

In the Spring and Summer of 2023, a transformative journey unfolded in the Suncoast region. Alongside TPF Fellow Michael Zimmerman, I embarke…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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 …

Planting Seeds

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

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…