Dive into Reading has officially begun!

With Dive into Reading kicking off into full gear this week – we can’t help but give a BIG THANK YOU to everyone involved for the outpouring support we’ve received! Thank you to OVER 236 volunteer mentors dedicating their time and thanks to companies like FELD Entertainment, Willis Smith Construction, the Manatee County Clerk’s Office, Sokos Social, and Insurance Time of Bradenton for giving time off for their employees to volunteer and change a child’s life forever.

Along with the volunteer support, this program could not be made possible without the support and contributions made from our Corporate Sponsors and Partners. Special thanks to Gecko’s and the South Florida Museum, made possible by O’bricks Irish Pub & Pier 22. We’d also like to thank the following organizations & businesses for the role they played in making this program possible.

Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Bradenton Herald

Manatee Community Foundation

Manatee Chamber of Commerce

Sokos Social

Manatee County Supervisor Of Elections

Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance

Manatee County Public Library

School District of Manatee County

Manatee County Neighborhood Services Department

Dive into Reading is a summer reading program for rising second and third graders to stay motivated and keep reading and learning over the summer with proven results and national recognition. This year we have expanded to more locations and have more than 350 students participating in the program. Learn more about the program here.

Our community thanks you all for your love and compassion… and we thank you for believing in our children. Take a look at the fun happening this week!

South Florida Museum / Rogers Garden
South Florida Museum / Ballard
Gecko’s on 70 / Prine
Gecko’s on 70 / Oneco/Samoset
Gecko’s on 70 / Manatee
Landside / Daughtery
Landside / Bayshore
Ellenton / Palmview/Tillman
Ellenton / Palmetto
Ellenton / Blackburn
Cortez / Seabreeze
Cortez / Moody


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