Contact Us Take The Pledge      
Transforming a Generation: 90% Literacy by Third Grade
Join the others who have taken the pledge:
Samantha Breen, Literacy Services, Katie Collier, Karen Malits, Nancy Blessing, Rose Brickles, 1 1, Melissa Hall, Dorothy Cominsky, Fourth Quadrant Partners, Socorro Luna, Kelli Mejia, Donna Hedgecock, Dorie Shemo, Arianna Lagges, sharon richards, Sonja Phillips, Michael Van Houten, -1' 1, renee fraker, Janie Graves Hoover, Fidelity Investments, Megan Falcone, Linda Hammerle, Christine Ryall, parker hammond, Rebecca Blair, Andrea Cosner, Milli Wenzel, Gisele Parker, Mary Ann Kalin, TLA, Becky Warren, Nate & Kristen Bruckner, Hayley Gondek, Amanda Acker, STEPHANIE CLARK, Kim Klaus, kari broomell, Kathy Minix, Becky Levesque, maria miranda, Susan Del Tufo, Tessa House, Bridgette Diskin, Wendi Adams, Tiffany Justice, Katherine Wolf, Hope Woodhouse , Ramon Echeverria, Heather Helton, Lisa McFaland, Rebecca Turner, Traci McGough, Stacey Klim, Whole Child Indian River, Kaori Fischer, Paige Newinski, Brittany Bailey, Lydia Galbraith, Margaret Dawson-Brown, Lillian Marsiglia, LaTanya Gibson, audrey colonna, Mary Anne Sitkowski, Randall Hunt, Edward Shanaphy, Angela Bosman, Dean Stewart Photography, Elizabeth Stenger, Shawna Carton, Arlene Kahn, jacki decaro, Heather Young, John obrien, Leslie Jones, United Way of Indian River Co., Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County, donna palmquist, matt KdPIOvmNNItBy, Mark Farrell, Clare Hughes, Melody M Englert, Lori Nalls, Kathryn Perez, ISABELLA LAGGES, Mary Kramek, Janet Farmer, Rhonda McGilberry, Andrea Cosner, Mindy Lessem Pollack, Sherrie Hale, Indian River County Chamber of, Marsha Van Arman, Patrick Toole, Kim Brady, Lisa Guillette, jennifer roker, Emily Wick, MAry Grace Hektner, Donna Hedgecock, shelby dorris, Raquel Searcy, Shannon Gillen, cheryl gondek, Vero Beach Museum of Art, JOY VANHORN, Harvest Food & Outreach Center, Therese Victoria, JIM BATORY, Mark yBzNyaFpSKdSM, Tanya BRAUN, AmeriCorps/Big Brothers Big Sister, Erica Thomas, Ramon Echeverria, Laura McGill, SHARYN A HAWKER, Nichole Harris, Shariea Shoatz, Renee Boesch, Barbara Johnson, janice pagan, Jody Houston, GEORGE JETT, Heather Quigley, Diane Donar, Michelle Bass, Yasmin Medina, Ramon Echeverria, Elizabeth Falkiewicz, Mardy Fish Children's Foundation, F.A.C.T. Fellsmere Action Community Team, Laurie Pedersen, Bill McMullen, Tara Miranda, Kelly Palmer, Fidelity Investments, Healthy Families, Vero Beach Police Department, The Buggy Bunch, Jamie Stalter, carrie fernandez, mardy hall, Phoebe Beacham, test test, Nancy Prizito, 1 -1', Deirdre Creech, Linda Condit, Lenora Ritchie, Sophie Wood, Michele Smith, Hollie McDougall, Sharon Delo, Emilia Jacobs, Kayla Chitty, Lisa Bishop, Sterling Bobbitt , LaTanya Morgan, Tara Luton , Dorie Shemo, Mike Gaudio, Indian River Taekwondo Langlois, Nicole Piontek, Gloria Severino, Stacey Fletcher, Laura Zorc, Vero Beach Magazine, joshua poindexter, Carol David, Becky Allen, Juelie Perry, Shanti Sanchez, Di Pugh, JIM BATORY, Isabel Marron , Kelly Sartain, Kidz Closet Charities, Christina Lindgren, -1' 1, Judy Whalen, Marisela Luna, mardy hall, elizabeth bahl, Autumn Wheeler, Doug Glenn, Kay Yurigan, Ralph Autullo, Growing Healthy Kids, Inc., Liane McMullen, Amanda Emanuel, Cathy Durrett-Filusch, Lucy Roy-Delapaz, Liz Tetreault, Katrena McMahan, Lisa Barnum, Sharon Klein, Nancy Blessing, sharon butler, Toni Reukauf, Elizabeth Pinkney, Robyn Bethel, Isabel Marron , Chuck Evans, Tina Campbell, Maria Alvarez, LaTanya Morgan, Indian River County Lawyers Auxiliary, Kristina Trahan, Nancy De La Hoz, Taylor Walker, Amy Kelly, kayla poindexter, Kim Klaus, Carolina Rojas, Keondra Eberhardt, Kathleen Hamilton, Annie Brown, Susan Del Tufo, judy jones, Karen Newkirk, Debra Barnesd, Nicolas ospina de la hoz, charlene bentien, Susan Rosier, Kelly Palmer, Ann Mathis, DOE-OEL, Rhonda McGilberry, maria marron, Gifford Youth Activity Center, Heidi Lourie, Agnieszka Szymanska, Mary Strickler, Diane Mahan, Sandy Hamrick, belinda washimgton-davis, Adam Faust, Kerilyn Ngom, Christina Hayes, Tricia Boyle, mary kannapes, Patricia Beaudoin, Dasie Hope Center, Rachel Holpfer, Helene Caseltine, Jeff Miller, Angela Jawhar, Devi Maharajh, Jennifer Durrett, Dr. David Christiansen, VBKA, Michele Sternberg, Dr. Connie Proskovec, Jenna Chatfield, 211/Help Me Grow, Theresa Wagner, hannah kauferh, Annie Brown, Maureen Nicolace, Carla Cundiff, Tiffany Carlsen, Brooke Flood, FRAN PERKINS, Tessa Stanley, Bent Pine Golf Club, Leslie Connelly, Cindi Ellis, Susan Rosier, Cynthia Jorgensen, Heidi Lourie, Sharon Klein, Elizabeth Tetreault, Angel Maldonado, Fellsmere Police Department FPD, tommy collettit, Lorri Dior, sabrina fraga, yaquelin andrade, Kristin Culbreth, Kristen Jones, Kimberly Robideau, Margaret Autullo, Gabrielle Wagner, Susan Rosier, FELLSMERE ELEMENTARY, Jessica Cox, Brenda Zamora, hannah kaufeh, Amber Petry, Karen Disney, Christy Baer, Jennifer Croom, audrey colonna, Janet Alford, Kerilyn Ngom, Gina Sultaire, Lisa Wheeler, kelly baysura, Celeste McWilliams, ggdxfg fdgfh, Heather Thompson, Sue Sharpe, Ralph Sunshine Acquisitions, Carrie Spencer, uritayay, Teri Dugan, Matthew McManus, Tabitha Johnston, Teri Barenborg, Krishna Patel, Pamela Prange, Jennifer Roberts, Jayne Becker, Karen Taylor, Christopher Cummings, Ronda Weaver, Louis and Sara Smith, Tisa Blidgen, Milli Wenzel, Mary Graves, Bruce Green, Megan Falcone, Sara Goodman, Vero Equine Riding Academy , jennifer jackson, Tammy Eriksen, Lisa Guilmette, Brittany Lindsey, Marta Cronin, Kristi Challenor, tommy collettit, Amy Speak, Susan Aguirre , liz woody, Lilibeth Ballina, Guillermina Walker, Cathryn Miquelon, Mary Laquidara, Tracey Barker, Alaina McCloud, Susan Del Tufo, Matt McManus, Deborah Dillon, Barneyxcq yWxcSpFGWvTabbVDxz, Pamela Miller, Jeff The Bro, Renee Lincoln, Patricia Mandell, Patricia Mandell, Page Woodward, Farrah Lemanski, Helene Caseltine, Kelli Mejia, Nancy Sparkman, Kelley Williams, Ana Renuart, 1 -1', Melinda Judson, Annie Brown, Kevin Maloney, Susan Del Tufo, Beth Livers, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Mari Seg, allene moorehead, Clare Hughes, Courtney Mellin, GoldenTabs VlNDAmqBXuOUgPSzn, Debra Schroeder, Jill Truax, Karen Newkirk, Tami Haffield, Achillies Pace, Elizabeth Pinkney, jorge luis ramirez, Michelle Chandler, keesha trusty, valerie conway, Suzi Rusin, Casey Dunn, Sherry White, Gloria Luna, Christine Sturgeon, Elaine McGinty, Emily Jarrett, Lisa Segroves, Sandra Daniel, Angel Maldonado, Keith Touchberry, Lesley Lane, Bobbie Donelson, Alejandrina Micket, 1 1, Cheryl Gondek, Kathleen Nealy, Thomas Moore, Jennifer Steele, Jennifer Seifstein, Gretchen DiVincenzo, Elias Medina, Fenia Hiaasen, Teri Dugan, Kirra OBrien, Emme Scheible, Kaori Fischer, Kathryn Woodall, Erin Hollander, Crystal Gothe, Janai Cooper, Tirso Moreno, Christina Lindgren, East Coast Earthworks & Excavating, Narda Pitkethly, Diane Bressner, buzz wurzer, Heather Thompson, ruth darrigo, Sharon Klein, Marie OBrien, Dee Hollenbeck, Jeanne Prince, Natalie Arbuckle, shelby dorris, Nancy De La Hoz, Kenny Carmichael, Ashley Farruggio, Christy Baer , briana carter, Joy Lukomski, Amanda Stevens, ann prince, Maria Ortiz, yaquelin andrade,
Parents and Caregivers Educators Community Members

Community Partners Pledge

431
Community Partners Have Taken The Pledge

I pledge to support the goal of 90% literacy by the end of third grade, as set by the School District of Indian River County.

I acknowledge that literacy is defined as the fundamental building block of all learning and is essential to the growth and success of every citizen in our community; and

WHEREAS, an alarming two-thirds of all children nationally are not reaching critical literacy milestones by third grade; and

WHEREAS, the end of third grade marks a key transition, where children shift from learning to read and are expected to read to learn; and

WHEREAS, children who are not reading at grade level by third grade have only a one in seven chance of ever catching up; and

WHEREAS, literacy is at the heart of economic development and is the single factor that underpins most social issues, with some states even determining the number of jails they will build on third-grade literacy; and

WHEREAS, the process of learning, and specifically learning to read, begins long before children reach the school house door; and

WHEREAS, schools can no longer be expected to do it alone, but need the assistance of the entire community including local governments, parents, businesses, faith-based groups and community organizations to promote grade-level reading goals; and

WHEREAS, The Learning Alliance, a private non-profit organization, is dedicated to delivering the latest advances in science-based education techniques to area teachers that will allow them to radically improve our children’s literacy rates; and

WHEREAS, the Superintendent of the Indian River County School District has set a bold, visionary and inspiring goal that 90 percent of all third graders will be reading on grade level by the year 2018; and

WHEREAS, since the collaboration between The Learning Alliance and the Indian River County School District we have already seen a 171 percent improvement in kindergarten and first grade literacy scores; and

WHEREAS, the future of our community depends on the ability of our rising generation to meet the strong challenges of a technology based economy;

NOW, THEREFORE, I [insert official name and title], do hereby pledge to support this Moonshot Moment goal of 90% literacy by third grade and to learn more about the importance of literacy and how to become involved with literacy efforts in our community.