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.

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)

2018 Attendance Awareness Poster Contest Winners at Circus Sarasota

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading celebrated the 407 school-level winners of the 2018 Attendance Awareness Poster Contest by inviting the winners and their families to a special performance of OVATION!, Circus Sarasota's newest show.

(March 2017; total time: 4 minutes 48 seconds)

Attendance Awareness Poster Contest Winners at 2017 Spring Training

Winners of SCGLR’s 2016-17 Attendance Awareness Poster Contest attended Spring Training games featuring the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates. These talented young artists created winning posters with the theme “Every Day Counts.”

(March 2017; total time: 2 minutes 7 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)

SCGLR's Educational Initiatives

Beth Duda, Director of the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, discusses the campaign’s educational initiatives in partnership with Sarasota County Schools.

(September 2017; total time: 9 minutes 1 second)


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