This summer The Learning Alliance’s (TLA) Moonshot Reading Rocket blasted off on a 2,700-mile journey for Grade-Level Reading Week in Philadelphia, Pa. The Moonshot Moment Literacy Movement Rocket Return Reception celebrated the literacy pilgrimage at the Brackett Library on the Indian River State College (IRSC) Mueller Center Campus.
The week-long conference focused on accelerating learning and strengthening connections among the network of communities seeking to collaborate and replicate the efforts of community coalitions to support early learning, early literacy and early school success.Read More
Much like the crowd drawn out by the music from the neighborhood ice cream truck, children clamored for their chance to step into the Moonshot Moment Bookmobile as it rolled into the Dasie Hope Center for its first stop this summer.
Now in its third year of delivering literacy opportunities to where they’re needed most, The Learning Alliance Mobile Library made stops in Fellsmere, Gifford, Oslo and Wabasso each week to deliver the written word to hundreds of children.
Summer days should be filled with water balloon fights, days at the beach, melting popsicles and … reading. For many children, the last day of school means they won't have access to books until they return to school in August.Read More
More than 400 pajama-clad, slipper-wearing children and their families gathered at the Heritage Center, Fellsmere Elementary School and the Sebastian Boys and Girls Club for the fifth annual Moonshot Moment Family Pajama Pizza (and a Movie) Party hosted by The Learning Alliance to celebrate National Summer Learning Day.Read More
Rising first-graders from Sebastian and Treasure Coast Elementary Schools needing a boost to make sure they are on grade-level when they start back to school this fall discovered that reading really is “out of this world.”
What helped “launch” these children into literacy success stories? Literacy in Motion (LIM), a hands-on, literature intensive program The Learning Alliance developed in collaboration with the Vero Beach Museum of Art and the School District of Indian River County to help stop the summer slide. According to recent studies, children can lose as much as two months of knowledge over the summer. The program also gives low-performing students the chance to catch up with their peers academically.Read More
A group of rising third-graders from Sebastian and Treasure Coast Elementary schools dove into summer learning with the help of The Learning Alliance, the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) and the School District of Indian River County.
Students spent four weeks immersed in literacy as they explored the Indian River Lagoon through the Literacy on the Lagoon (LOL) program, a collaborative program developed to stop the summer slide. Studies show that children lose two or more months of grade-level equivalency during the summer.Read More
The Learning Alliance thanks Indian River County Children’s Services Advisory Committee for $100,000 Grant to provide afterschool and summer programs for struggling studentsRead More
The Learning Alliance (TLA) awarded thirteen $1,000 scholarships to local School District of Indian River County teachers for classroom improvements that aligned with strategic learning goals they had established for their classrooms after participating in a year long collaborative learning cohort. In appreciation for their hard work, teachers received the funding to redesign their classrooms to better meet the learning needs of students.Read More
Vero Beach, Florida –On May 7th, Kid2Kid, conducted their Putt for Dough Fundraiser at Safari Golf and Games. The purpose of the fundraiser was to raise awareness about literacy and to encourage children and youth in Indian River County to read more.Read More
Struggling readers in the elementary schools of the School District of Indian River County have benefited from the Moonshot Resource Libraries provided by the John’s Island Foundation $50,000 grant.Read More
On July 14, 2016, we celebrated "national summer learning day" in Indian River County! Here's a video that recaps the events: https://youtu.be/JLvdQ7q6l4URead More
We launched a Moonshot Moment bookmobile to "stop the summer slide!" Our goal is to help every family have a home library with age-appropriate books. View the event video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9Cehuhs768Read More
The John’s Island Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to The Learning Alliance to support the Moonshot Academy elementary schools with tools that will aid them in providing improved literacy instruction.Read More
Quail Valley Charities has funded a $20,000 grant to The Learning Alliance to support the continuation of The Learning Alliance Accelerated Professional Development programs.Read More
The Moonshot Moment and Smart Baby Ambassadors will have a booth at the Unity in the Community event at Oslo Middle School on December 12, 2015. Stop by our booth for free books for kids, and register to win some great kids toys that will help your child to be ready for kindergarten!Read More