Editor's Note: Access the Suncoast Remake Learning Days Event Guide here.
Welcome to Suncoast Remake Learning Days. This Event Guide will help you make the most of this exciting 10-day free regional learning festival. From Friday, April 29, 2022, through Sunday, May 8, 2022, Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties will celebrate the joy of adults and children learning side by side.
Suncoast Remake Learning Days (SRLD), presented by the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading with the support of The Patterson Foundation, consists of more than 140 events put forth by more than 165 organizations, such as schools, museums, libraries, after school organizations, early child care centers, universities, media outlets and more. All the events are free and designed to be hands-on, relevant, and engaging educational experiences for youth of all ages (pre-K through high school) and their families, caregivers, and educators. With such a robust slate of offerings, you and your family are sure to find several "must-do" experiences.
In 2016, Remake Learning Days launched in southwestern Pennsylvania, and since that time, it has taken root in 16 other communities. We are proud the Suncoast was invited to be the 17th region to join the Remake Learning Days Across America network.
The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a four-county effort in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties, to help all children, especially those from asset-limited families, succeed in school and life by ensuring they master the necessary skill of reading. Part of a nationwide movement, our region is focused on community solutions and aspirations. We know the powerful and influential role parents and caregivers play in their children's lives. As their children's first teacher, brain builder, tech navigator, advocate, and coach, parents set the stage for success in the early years and beyond. Suncoast Remake Learning Days celebrates the important partnerships between children, parents, caregivers, and the community.
The Patterson Foundation believes that people, organizations, and communities are the best architects for their own future. The foundation collaborates with these groups to strengthen efforts toward achieving shared aspirations. The generous support of The Patterson Foundation is helping to make Suncoast Remake Learning Days a reality, highlighting and strengthening our learning ecosystem.
Beth Duda, director of Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading