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

Moonshot Moment Summer/Afterschool Team Hosts Event on National Summer Learning Day

 

To highlight the importance of summer learning, the Moonshot Moment Summer/Afterschool Team will host the first annual Free Family Pajama Pizza Party on June 19, 2015 at the Heritage Center at 2140 14th Avenue in Vero Beach, FL from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. 

The event will include free books and pizza, plus games, guest readers, and fun activities to promote summer learning and stopping the summer slide!

The event is open to the families of Indian River County, and although the event is free, but registration is required to properly order the free pizza.  Register today as space is limited.

Families are encouraged to come in their pajamas and to enjoy a free book, free pizza, fun games, and live entertainment.  We will celebrate the joy of summer reading, with a focus on the “Flat Stanley” books that are celebrating their 50th anniversary! 

The event is part of National Summer Learning Daya national advocacy day led by NSLA to elevate the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer. This year, NSLA is encouraging everyone—providers, families, businesses—to take the pledge to keep kids they know and love learning and healthy this summer so they can thrive in the school year ahead at www.SummerLearningDay.org

Sponsors of the event include White Glove Moving and Storage, Fidelity Investments, The Heritage Center, Marine Bank and Trust, and The Learning Alliance. 

 “Summer Learning Day is an annual reminder that we need to keep all kids learning over the summer,” said Marie O’Brien, Director of Community Outreach for the Moonshot Moment.  “The Moonshot Moment group is dedicated to supporting student achievement throughout the summer, and our celebration on June 19 marks our commitment to that goal.  We are excited to give children free (gently used) books, so that they may enjoy reading all summer long.”

Research shows that summers without quality learning opportunities put our nation’s youth at risk for falling behind – year after year – in core subjects like math and reading. The math and reading skills low-income students lose each summer are cumulative and contribute significantly to the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income kids.

Low-income youth also lose access to healthy meals over the summer. Six out of every seven students who receive free- and reduced-price lunches lose access to them when school lets out. And, research shows that children gain weight twice as fast over the summer compared to during the school year. Moreover, a lack of opportunity for meaningful mentorship and work experience prevents many older youth from successfully completing high school and entering post-secondary education or careers.

“Many kinds of high-quality learning opportunities during the summer can make a difference in keeping young people on track for success,” said Sarah Pitcock, CEO of the National Summer Learning Association, “these opportunities can be found in schools and community organizations, including local libraries and museums, and in businesses, colleges and community colleges. Even families can be empowered to provide high-quality summer learning to their kids at home.”

The National Summer Learning Association is the only national nonprofit exclusively focused on closing the achievement gap by increasing access to high-quality summer learning opportunities. NSLA recognizes and disseminates what works, offers expertise and support for programs and communities, and advocates for summer learning as a solution for equity and excellence in education. For more information, visitwww.summerlearning.org.