SCGLR Videos


See and hear what is happening with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading from partners, volunteers, parents, and children at these meaningful community events.

Community Foundation of Sarasota County's 2021 Community Update

During the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading's 2021 Community Update, representatives from Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties shared in the accomplishments of the past year. Education Officer for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Nicole Light, talks about some of Sarasota's accomplishments and introduces community partners to talk about current programs happening in collaboration with Sarasota County Schools.

(November 2021; total time: 5 minutes 23 seconds)

United Way Suncoast 2021 Community Update

During the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading's 2021 Community Update, representatives from Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties shared in the accomplishments of the past year. Chief Impact Officer of United Way Suncoast, Bronwyn Beightol, talks about how United Way Suncoast is helping asset-limited families to have the freedom to rise.

(November 2021; total time: 10 minutes 18 seconds)

United Way of Charlotte County's 2021 Community Update

During the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading's 2021 Community Update, representatives from Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties shared in the accomplishments of the past year. Chief Impact Officer of United Way Suncoast, Bronwyn Beightol, talks about how United Way Suncoast is helping asset-limited families to have the freedom to rise.

(November 2021; total time: 6 minutes)

Why Family Engagement is Essential for Success

Beth Duda, director of Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, was a welcomed guest on the Suncoast View. Take a glimpse to learn about the importance of early learning and why parent and family engagement is essential for success.

(February 2021; total time: 7 minutes 31 seconds)

Charlotte County Kindergarten Readiness Bags

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading created Kindergarten Readiness Bags to provide learning support for incoming kindergarteners in the months before school begins so that children can start school ready to learn. Who gets them? All incoming kindergarteners attending public schools in Sarasota, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties, and all incoming kindergarteners attending Title 1 schools in Manatee County.

(February 2021; total time: 4 minutes)

Sarasota County Kindergarten Readiness Bags

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading created Kindergarten Readiness Bags to provide learning support for incoming kindergarteners in the months before school begins so that children can start school ready to learn. Who gets them? All incoming kindergarteners attending public schools in Sarasota, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties, and all incoming kindergarteners attending Title 1 schools in Manatee County.

(February 2021; total time: 4 minutes)

DeSoto and Manatee Counties Kindergarten Readiness Bags

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading created Kindergarten Readiness Bags to provide learning support for incoming kindergarteners in the months before school begins so that children can start school ready to learn. Who gets them? All incoming kindergarteners attending public schools in Sarasota, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties, and all incoming kindergarteners attending Title 1 schools in Manatee County.

(February 2021; total time: 4 minutes)

Charlotte County Community Update

Leaders from Charlotte County shared in the accomplishments of the past 12 months. Participants learned about the current work happening as we strengthened our resolve to help children from birth through 3rd grade, especially those from asset-limited families, succeed in life by ensuring they read on grade level.

(October 2020; total time: 68 minutes)

DeSoto County Community Update

Leaders from Desoto County shared in the accomplishments of the past 12 months. Participants learned about the current work happening as we strengthened our resolve to help children from birth through 3rd grade, especially those from asset-limited families, succeed in life by ensuring they read on grade level.

(October 2020; total time: 61 minutes)

Manatee County Community Update

Leaders from Manatee County shared in the accomplishments of the past 12 months. Participants learned about the current work happening as we strengthened our resolve to help children from birth through 3rd grade, especially those from asset-limited families, succeed in life by ensuring they read on grade level.

(October 2020; total time: 58 minutes)

Sarasota County Community Update

Leaders from Sarasota County shared in the accomplishments of the past 12 months. Participants learned about the current work happening as we strengthened our resolve to help children from birth through 3rd grade, especially those from asset-limited families, succeed in life by ensuring they read on grade level.

(October 2020; total time: 60 minutes)

Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Pacesetter Honors

As a driving force of innovation, impact, and improvement in its work to support early school success, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has received six 2019 Pacesetter Honors in five categories from the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

(October 2020; total time: 8 minutes 47 seconds)

THIS BOOK IS COOL!

In the spring of 2020—as the COVID-19 virus disrupted schools, after school programs, and plans for summer learning—Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading sprang into action to give children and families motivation to keep reading!

(September 2020; total time: 5 minutes)

Kids Questions about COVID-19: Focus on children 6 years old and younger

The Florida Center for Early Childhood and the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading presented this webinar designed to help parents and children, 6 years old and younger, talk about the Coronavirus and COVID-19.

Additional resources provided by The Florida Center for Early Childhood.

(March 2020; total time: 22 minutes 14 seconds)

Kids Questions about COVID-19: Focus on children ages 7+

The Florida Center for Early Childhood and the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading presented this webinar designed to help parents and children, 7 years old and older, talk about the Coronavirus and COVID-19.

Additional resources provided by The Florida Center for Early Childhood.

(April 2020; total time: 22 minutes 54 seconds)

Parent Chat – How to help children deal with COVID-19

The Florida Center for Early Childhood and the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading presented this webinar designed to help parents talk with their children about the Coronavirus and COVID-19.

Additional resources provided by The Florida Center for Early Childhood.

(April 2020; total time: 30 minutes 38 seconds)

The Power of Presence

To harness the inherent power of Suncoast families and strengthen the parents who shape them, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR), with support from The Patterson Foundation, began facilitating a series of book circles open to the community to explore The Power of Presence, written by Peabody Award-winning author Joy Thomas Moore.

(May 2019; total time: 6 minutes 22 seconds)

2019 SCGLR Community Update Breakfast RECAP

Nearly 300 people gathered for the 2019 Community Update Breakfast to learn about the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. This video provides a recap of some of the meaningful work taking place in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties.

(October 2019; total time: 6 minutes 43 seconds)

Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge Blast Off Event

On May 4, 2019, SCGLR hosted the Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge Blast Off event. More than 300 individuals representing 90 summer camps and programs from a four-county region spent the day learning, sharing, and strengthening their abilities to combat the summer slide.

(March 2019; total time: 4 minutes 42 seconds)

Strive For Less Than Five Days Absent

This catchy jingle embodies the spirit of playfulness with a clear message: missing less than five days of school is hitting the mark of excellence! Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.

(September 2018; total time: 1 minute 9 seconds)

Pop Up Neighbor Through Laundry

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and The Laundry Project teamed up to hold #PopUpNeighbor events at SuperMatt Laundromat/Lavandería locations. Pop Up Neighbor events are unexpected opportunities where caring volunteers make real connections with individuals and families while alleviating the cost of laundry. For three hours, everyone who walked into the laundromat had their laundry fees paid, thanks to the generosity of The Patterson Foundation.

(August 2018; total time: 4 minutes 5 seconds)

Mind in the Making: A Learning Adventure

Mind in the Making workshops is an unprecedented effort to share the science of children’s learning with the general public, families, and professionals who work with children and families. Based on the book Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky, the series of workshops focuses on the seven essential life skills that every child needs now and to thrive in the future.

(June 2018; total time: 3 minutes 40 seconds)

Pilot Program Families at 2016 VROOM Pioneer Celebration

Three hundred families from Manatee and Sarasota counties became VROOM Pioneers by participating in a SCGLR pilot program sponsored by The Patterson Foundation. To celebrate the successful conclusion of the pilot program, a celebration for all the Pioneer families was held at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

(April 2016; total time: 2 minutes 58 seconds)

SCGLR at 2015 Remote Area Medical’s Clinic

In November 2015, Remote Area Medical held a clinic in Bradenton. Free medical, dental, and vision care were made available on a first-come, first-served basis. SCGLR, through the generosity of The Patterson Foundation, was able to give a free book to each of the participating children and inform parents about Vroom, an app that turns everyday moments into brain-building moments.

(November 2015; total time: 2 minutes 48 seconds)


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