Kindergarten Readiness Bags

The Rotary Club of Sarasota, through its charitable arm, the Rotary Club of Sarasota Foundation, is working with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading and The Patterson Foundation to supply Kindergarten Readiness Bags for all Sarasota County Kindergarteners. This initiative helps students learn to read at grade level by the end of the third grade. Beginning in the fourth grade, students are reading to learn. A $100 contribution to the Rotary Club of Sarasota Foundation furnishes ten pre-kindergarteners with Readiness Bags, which also has hints on how hard-working parents can help their children. Also, in the Readiness Bag is Josh the Otter book and cd, which encourages parents, guardians, and children to learn water safety. A leading cause of death of young children in southwest Florida is drowning.