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Reading All-Stars is an academic support program designed to strategically and thoughtfully support elementary-age students' literacy success. During a session, Reading Coaches will spend time with students supporting them through read alouds, educational activities, and enrichments which all serve to strengthen the child's reading skills. Volunteers will receive program-specific training that will allow them to feel confident working with students virtually. Learn More



In collaboration with local Early Learning Coalitions, United Way Suncoast supports the key quality components of childcare at selected early childcare centers in Sarasota, DeSoto, and Manatee County. In order to enrich the quality of classroom instruction, participating sites will be offered: curriculum and supplemental educational materials, educational supplies and toys, functional furniture, painting, flooring and exterior beautification projects. Learn More



The Big Plan is a community partnership focused on reducing the number of students testing as not reading on grade level by the end of 3rd grade at 10 Title 1 Manatee Elementary Schools. The attendance zones of these schools have the highest population of families in poverty or that fall into the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population in Manatee County. Through our investments, partnerships, collaboration, and volunteerism, we will develop strategies and action plans focused on our children and families within the attendance zones of the 10 schools, while aligning with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) pillars. Learn More