Our MOONSHOT Programs


Moonshot Academy is a learning lab for students and teachers. Students receive extra support to catch up in literacy skill development through tutoring and engaging learning experiences connected to rich, meaningful texts. Teachers receive professional development and support to improve their own practice. This successful Enriched Literacy afterschool and summer program serves struggling readers in grades 1-3.


Join the Moonshot Reading Rocket as we fly throughout Indian River County building trusted relationships with children, families, schools, and community partners through literacy! Together, we can all take a stand for children and support our Moonshot Moment goal!

Moonshot Institute Professional Development

Moonshot Institute Professional Development provides best practice workshops and training for all educators. These learning experiences are customized to deepen instructional practice, helping to create engaging standards-driven learning experiences that ensure student growth and high achievement.

Moonshot Community Action Network

For over ten years, our Moonshot Community Action Network (MCAN) has grown to over 125 community partners who collaboratively work together to reach our Moonshot literacy goal. Our members include community and nonprofit leaders, elected officials, school district members, funders, and concerned citizens, with monthly meetings to build our networking and professional development. MCAN serves as a launch pad for galvanizing community action and sharing the work that is important to our literacy goal. The Learning Alliance is the proud managing partner of MCAN.

Moonshot Families Early Learning

Moonshot Families programs are designed for families with children from birth to age 5. Early literacy experiences come from connecting at home with adults who “read, talk, play, sing, and create” within the family. Throughout Indian River County and with connection centers in Fellsmere and Gifford, our connection specialists offer opportunities and resources to families for strengthening their home literacy environments and practicing activities for kindergarten readiness.

The Lullaby Project

The Lullaby Project, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Music Institute (WMI), pairs new and expecting parents and caregivers with musical artists to write and sing personal lullabies for their babies, supporting maternal health, and childhood development, and strengthening the bond between parent and child. 

The first three years of life are incredibly important for a child’s development, with 80% of the brain developing in these first years. Lullaby lyrics can soothe a child and provide important opportunities to hear new vocabulary and figurative language. The singing of lullabies can also strengthen the relationship between children and their caregivers during this key period of life.