Moonshot Community Action Network (MCAN)
The Moonshot Community Action Network is a group comprised of over 70 community partners including nonprofits, community leaders, business leaders, School District members, and funders that meets monthly to define how to support the work of the Moonshot Moment in the community. A TLA employee organizes and facilitates these meetings and supports the various dimensions of the work. MCAN is integral to our progress and serves as a launch pad for galvanizing community action and sharing the work that is important to the goal.
Community and Family Engagement
Understanding that literacy begins at birth, efforts to engage and educate families is a major focus for TLA and the Moonshot Moment. We do this with a variety of initiatives, programs and events throughout the year in our community.
Mobile Literacy Experiences
In the Fall of 2016, we launched the Moonshot Moment Rocket Mobile Literacy Lab as a community wide collaborative project, providing a visible symbol of Indian River County as the Literacy Capital of the Nation. The rocket is an actual vehicle (a converted school bus) to inspire community engagement and county-wide change. As a mobile learning experience, the Rocket will combine elements of a bookmobile, an interactive art project, and a performance space to provide a way to both collect and share the stories of everyone who encounters it. Imagine the joy and excitement when the Reading Rocket rolls up, its exterior designed and created by students across the county, its interior stuffed full of books and containing an interactive story portal.
Moonshot Moment Bookmobile
TLA created a Moonshot Bookmobile program to “Stop the Summer Slide” launched in the summer of 2016. We visited communities six days a week, for the 8-week summer, to give away over 3,500 books to children and adults who weren’t able to access our public library.
Kid2Kid provides teenagers the opportunity to get involved in the Moonshot Moment through a variety of initiatives. Kids work together to boost awareness through coordinating book drives at their schools, holding fundraisers and lending a hand when needed.
Upcoming Events: K2K Putt For Dough 1st Annual Miniature Golf Tournament, will take place on May 7, 2017 at Safari Golf and Games, from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. To donate to Kid2Kid go to our donate page http://www.thelearningalliance.org/donate, and specify K2K, your name and your phone number in the Special Instructions field. To learn more or be a sponsor for the K2K Putt for Dough Mini Golf Tournament, visit our website at https://www.k2kforliteracy.org/
Half the achievement gap between rich and poor children starts before kindergarten.
One in 10 kindergarten and 1st grade students misses a month of school each year.
Low-income children lose 2-3 months of reading achievement each summer.
Parents are the first and most important teachers in their child's life.