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.