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You are invited to make history in Indian River County!
Join us on April 23, 2014 for a READ ACROSS THE FIELD event!
We will meet on the Vero Beach High School Citrus Bowl stadium field to be part of the largest group of readers ever gathered together in one place at the same time in Indian River County. This event is open to everyone and will be held from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. We'll line up in the shape of the "Moonshot Moment rocket" and an aerial photo will be taken of our group. Please join us and take the pledge to support the "Moonshot Moment: 90% Literacy by the end of third grade in 2018!"
The event is sponsored by "Moonshot Sports" coaches and while it is open to all residents and visitors in Indian River County, we ask that our student athletes attend wearing their sports uniforms and carrying their favorite book.
Please visit MoonshotMoment.org and "take the pledge" to support the School District of Indian River County in their goal to have 90% of all children reading on grade level by the end of third grade in 2018.
We know that literacy in third grade is the key to individual success and community prosperity -- and that it takes an entire community to achieve this goal! The RESULTS will be worth it -- and together, we can transform a generation and make Indian River County the leading, learning literacy capital of the nation!
When & Where
Moonshot Moment and The Learning Alliance
About The Learning Alliance:
The Learning Alliance is a catalyst for innovation and collaboration supporting the Moonshot Moment transformative goal by arming front-line educators, parents, and community leaders with the tools, knowledge, and support necessary for success. We are dedicated to achieving 90% student literacy by third grade. Through innovative, evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning, we empower teachers to transform children’s lives. Through partnerships with the School District of Indian River County, Indian River State College, community leaders and civic youth organizations in our community, we hope to create local solutions that can serve as a model for the nation. Visit www.thelearningalliance.org for more information.
About the Moonshot Moment:
Dr. Adams, the Superintendent of the School District of Indian River County in collaboration with The Learning Alliance launched the “Moonshot Moment: 90% Literacy by Third Grade in 2018” campaign in 2012, making it one of the 140 communities working with the Campaign for Grade Level Reading (CGLR,) a nationwide movement of local leaders, states, nonprofits, and foundations putting a stake in the ground on third-grade reading. The term “Moonshot Moment” is derived from President Kennedy’s goal to send a man to the moon and bring him back safely – something that had not ever been done. In that vein, our District’s goal to have 90% of the children reading on grade level by the end of third grade by 2018 is our “Moonshot Moment!” The “Moonshot Moment Literacy Leaders” team is adopting a collective impact strategy, engaging the full community around the goal of supporting low-income children from birth through third grade. Acknowledging that schools alone cannot address all the challenges that keep children from learning to read, the Moonshot Moment Literacy leaders group, is comprised of over 40 local nonprofits, businesses, concerned citizens and staff from the School District of Indian River County, work together to ensure that children arrive at kindergarten ready to succeed, attend school regularly, and keep learning through the summer months.