• Grade-Level Reading

    Grade-Level Reading

Research shows that reading proficiency by the end of third grade is one of the most important predictors of continued success. Throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada, there is a movement bringing together the collective resources of foundations, nonprofit partners, government agencies, states, and hundreds of communities helping children from birth through 3rd grade, especially those from asset-limited families, succeed in life by ensuring they read on grade level. This movement, led by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, focuses on key solutions that impact a child’s ability to read while strengthening support for children and families:

As a four-county region, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading works toward the goals of this movement in The Patterson Foundation’s home region of Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties.

Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a four-county effort in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties to help children from birth through 3rd grade, especially those from asset-limited families, succeed in life by ensuring they read on grade level. Part of a nationwide movement, the region is focused on addressing the most common issues and obstacles that impact a child’s ability to read through five solutions areas: school readiness, attendance, summer learning, family engagement, and health determinants.

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