John & Amanda selected as Campaign for Grade Level Reading Champions

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading received broad recognition at GLR Week in Philadelphia, the nation’s most significant convening focused on early learning, children’s health and well-being, afterschool and summer programs, and getting all children reading on grade level by the end of third grade — a key predictor of continued success in school and life. Members of the Suncoast Campaign were among the more than 700 thought leaders, educators and supporters of grade-level reading efforts nationwide in attendance.

The Suncoast Campaign’s communications were recognized for examples of awareness campaigns, events, media stories, print collateral and videos it has developed to highlight the importance of grade-level reading and galvanize the community to support these efforts.

In addition to these wide accolades, individuals working in the Suncoast Campaign were recognized by the national Campaign as Champions. The Council of Champions is an exemplary group of volunteer reading tutors, parents, funders, policymakers, elected officials, business leaders, public agency heads, researchers, nonprofit executives, educators and countless others who are doing remarkable work in communities across the country.

Along with other great local leaders and advocates, John and Amanda were named as Champions of the Suncoast Campaign because of their efforts and success with the Dive into Reading program.

The awareness raised by the National Campaign for Grade Level Reading for these key areas will continue to bring organizations together to move the needle on grade-level reading so that our children and their families are on a path to economic stability and educational opportunity.

To learn more about the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, visit

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