Helios Education Foundation announces $1.7 million investment to continue and expand the work of the FGRLC

35350524_1705300076221327_5018906200067014656_oThe Florida Children’s Council / #FloridaGLR Campaign was honored to have been recognized at the #Learners2Earners Education Summit in Tampa this week. Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President, Florida Community Engagement, Helios Education Foundation, acknowledged the infrastructure development and accomplishments of the #FloridaGLR Campaign during the past three years and also announced Helios Education Foundation’s $1.7M recent investment awarded to the Florida Children’s Council to expand the work of the #FloridaGLR Campaign over the next three years. We commend the existing community campaigns for their impactful work addressing school readiness, summer learning and school attendance, and we look forward to strengthening public policy, increasing community partnerships, enhancing supports for infant/toddlers, and expanding evidence-based summer learning opportunities for Florida’s children. For more information on joining a local #FloridaGLR community or starting a campaign in your county, contact us.

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Four Florida GLR communities achieved Pacesetter Honors for their work in 2017

Our #FloridaGLR Campaign is pleased to announce that four of our local GLR communities are being honored as Pacesetters for their 2017 work in supporting early grade success! Congratulations to the following local lead agencies and their partners who work tirelessly to help students achieve third grade reading proficiency: Children’s Services Council of Broward County Florida, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, The Learning Alliance, and Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. To read more about each community’s outstanding work, click here.

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70+ Early Learning Practitioners attended the ‘Intro to Talk With Me Baby’ training in Polk & Indian River Counties

Thanks to the 70+ early learning practitioners, specialists and educators who attending our recent ‘Intro to Talk With Me Baby’ presentation this past weekend in Polk County and Indian River County! #FloridaGLR Campaign is grateful to have such great partners! Healthy Families Florida, Early Learning Coalition of Polk County, Childcare Resources of Indian River Moonshot Moment: 90% Literacy by Third Grade. For more information on #FloridaGLR or to start a campaign in your community, contact us.

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Okeechobee County joins the Florida Grade Level Reading Campaign

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Our #FloridaGLR Director, Jenn Faber, had the pleasure of attending the OkeeReads Early Learning Literacy Innovation Summit today. Superintendent Kenworthy and the OkeeReads community are joining our #FloridaGLR Campaign, and we look forward to adding Okeechobee County to our statewide network of GLR advocates! For more information on how to become a #FloridaGLR community, contact us.

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GLR Leaders in Broward, Delray, Palm Beach & Martin Counties met with FGLRC Director, Jenn Faber

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Our #FloridaGLR communities are doing great work in addressing third grade reading proficiency by promoting the importance of school readiness and daily school attendance, and by combating the summer slide through engaging literacy initiatives! FGLRC Director Jenn Faber met with the Delray Beach/Palm Beach, Broward County, and Martin County GLR Community Leaders this past week to share successes, address challenges, and strategize the progress of our GLR communities. For more information on how to join the FGLRC, contact us.

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FGLRC Director, Jenn Faber, visits GLR leaders and partners in Brevard, St. Lucie, & Indian River Counties

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#FloridaGLR Campaign Director Jenn Faber is visiting with each of the 16 Florida GLR Communities to share, learn and align our local, state and national grade level reading campaign efforts! This week it was great to hear of all the wonderful initiatives being facilitated by local campaign partners: St Lucie Reads / Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County; Moonshot Moment: 90% Literacy by Third Grade / The Learning Alliance (Indian River) ; and United Way of Brevard

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