The Start of Something Good

This summer, KAETA helped document and produce a wonderful partnership between The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Girls Inc., and the Sarasota Bay Club. This collaborative summer project provided reading support, one-on-one mentorship, and art activities to a group of 1st through 3rd grade girls enrolled at Tuttle, Gocio and Emma E. Booker elementary schools.

The goals of the project were: 

1. To provide girls with one-on-one mentoring opportunities with residents of the Sarasota Bay Club to support their improved reading, comprehension, vocabulary and critical thinking skills.

2. To develop increased confidence in girls’ reading abilities -becoming an avenue to life-long interest and love in reading.

3. To positively impact summer reading loss.

4. To support a positive model of intergenerational relationships.

5. To provide girls with opportunities to work with a local artist and participate in myriad art projects.

6. To have FUN and LEARN in an experiential and caring format which could support the successful accomplishment of project goals – (so that it didn't feel like being in school for the summer!)

We're so proud to work with these organizations, who represent some of the finest community-focused efforts in the region. Congratulations to everyone involved! 

 This was an unqualified success. Thank you to everyone at girls inc., the Community Foundation, and the SBC!

This was an unqualified success. Thank you to everyone at girls inc., the Community Foundation, and the SBC!