In-School 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 16, 2021

Embracing Our Differences, in partnership with Manatee and Sarasota County school districts and the Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County, will again offer a unique classroom reading opportunity promoting kindness though “bucket filling” in early learning centers and kindergarten through third grade classrooms.

All volunteers will read to students in-person at their physical schools this year.

Teacher Registration

Registration Deadline – Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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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