In-School Exploration

Provider: Embracing Our Differences

Contact: Ben Jewell-Plocher

Starting cost per student: $0

Additional Info: None

Max. Capacity:

Transportation Needed?  No

Who Arranges Transportation?

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  Yes


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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Embracing Our Differences, in partnership with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading with support from The Patterson Foundation, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, United Way Suncoast and an anonymous family foundation, will again offer a unique classroom reading opportunity promoting diversity, inclusion, respect and integrity in pre-k through third grade classrooms.

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

Teacher Registration

Registration Deadline – Friday, January 28, 2022

Book Selections

Book selections are designed to stimulate conversations on diversity, bullying, character education and respect for others.

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


ELA.K.F.1.4, ELA.1.F.1.4, ELA.2.F.1.4, ELA.3.F.1.4, ELA.K.V.1.3, ELA.1.V.1.3, ELA.2.V.1.3, ELA.3.V.1.3, LAFS.3.SL.1.2

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