What is the Moonshot Moment?
The Moonshot Moment Goal, set in 2012, was a call to action which spawned a community wide journey to figure out what it takes to have 90% of children reading on grade level by third grade. It is a timeless promise to nurture literate, compassionate and creative citizens who will improve our world. It is a catalyst to build a Moonshot Community which is taking a stand for our children.
We have learned that there is no blueprint for what we have set out to accomplish; no silver bullet to ensure the social and economic well-being of our community. We have learned that collaboration and a clear vision is imperative to our success. Using our Moonshot Transformation Process or MTP, we are rewriting the future of our community. This process is how our Moonshot Community Action Network (MCAN), is finding solutions to improve education. In 2016 we launched the MTP Leadership Development training to leaders within our county and beyond who want to learn the disciplines and practices to build and lead innovative, collaborative learning teams. In 2019 we created six bold ideas to guide the work of our MCAN group, with a focus on community engagement; improving school attendance; ensuring our educators are trained in the science of teaching reading; providing extended learning academic opportunities for struggling readers; developing sustainable funding for our proven programs; and empowering parents for early childhood success. In 2020, we created the MCAN Leadership Council Fellowships to honor those community leaders who work within and outside of their own organizations to support the Moonshot goal.