Online Virtual Exploration

Provider: Embracing Our Differences

Contact: Ben Jewell-Plocher

Starting cost per student: $0

Additional Info: None

Max. Capacity: 300

Transportation Needed?  No

Who Arranges Transportation?

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  Yes


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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Embracing Our Differences, in partnership with Manatee and Sarasota County school districts, will offer a unique classroom virtual reading opportunity during the 2020-2021 school year promoting kindness though “bucket filling” in our schools, homes and communities.

All volunteers will read to students virtually this year whether students are in classrooms and/or meeting virtually, and classroom, student and volunteer books will still be distributed via methods consistent with individual district re-opening plans and CDC guidelines.

Teacher Registration

Registration Deadline – Monday, October 5, 2020

Book Selections

Book selections, taken from Venice, FL author Carol McCloud’s Bucket Fillers series, are designed to promote kindness, appreciation and love by “filling buckets.”

Click here for to see this year’s book selections.

About Bucket Fillers

“Bucket filling” is when individuals, without being asked, give compliments and spread good feelings to others. The Bucket Fillers’ books are heartwarming stories that encourage positive behavior by using the concept of an invisible bucket to show children how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation and love by “filling buckets.”

Click here to learn more.


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