Dive into Reading summer reading program aims to improve children’s reading levels by combating “Summer Slide,” and continue his/her education over summer break.
Dive into Reading started in Summer of 2017 when Anna Maria Oyster Bar in Ellenton invited rising third graders from local schools to eat breakfast and practice reading. In the fall, we were excited to learn that students who completed the program not only beat “Summer Slide,” but showed an increase in reading proficiency when they returned to school! Read more about the first-annual program on our blog.
In just its first year, Dive into Reading received an outpouring of community support, winning recognition and awards from the National Restaurant Association, School District of Manatee County and Manatee Chamber of Commerce. Because of the students’ success and YOUR SUPPORT, we’re grateful for the opportunity to expand significantly for Summer 2019.
Special thanks to all of our volunteers this year! Dive Into Reading 2019 is off to a fantastic start and the kiddos are loving it! Missed this years sign-ups? Subscribe to our Dive Into Reading emails and get ready for next year!