Manatee Community Baby Shower Pregnant women and families with babies up to one-year-old in Manatee County are invited to join us for a FREE morning of fun, education, and prizes! Explore Local Resources Enjoy Refreshments Receive Safe Sleep, Nutrition & Breastfeeding Information Win Prizes & Much MORE! Saturday, April 6, 2019 10:00am-12:00pm The Boys […]
Neko (light blue) plays with his friend Peyton’s sister, Samantha (red), at Soar in 4. Peyton and Neko both attended Soar in 4 as incoming VPK students in Ballard’s classroom at the South Florida Museum and have continued their friendship as kindergarten students at Ballard. The families play together at least once a month at […]
Teachers connect with children and families at Soar in 4. They enjoy the opportunity to be close to their community and learn how to better serve and support families.
Leanna and Madison who attended Soar in 4 for the first time at The Ringling in January decided to attend the monthly Soar in 4 nights downtown. Mom expressed that the family enjoyed the two opportunities so much that they plan to attend monthly. Mom shared her appreciation for the ways the School District and […]
Rogers Garden Bullock pre-kindergarten teacher, Jadah Hodge, is beloved by this family who has attended Soar in 4 three times. Adamaris (VPK) and Luis (1stgrade) like to end the night building with legos and learning about structures. Adamaris talks about her ReadingPal, another Soar in 4 initiative lead by the United Way Suncoast, and shares […]
Wyatt , a kindergarten student at Blackburn, and his mom first visited “Soar in 4” in October. Wyatt fell in love with the musical instruments and mom hoped that Soar in 4 would help Wyatt be less shy. In January, we found Wyatt crawling across the carpet with his new friends from Soar in 4. […]
Isabella and Michael have been attending Soar in 4 for two years with their grandmother who is their full-time guardian. These Sea Breeze students continue to return to South Florida Museum to check on the manatees and engage in the new activities. Storytelling has been a pivotal part of Michael’s growth and ability to thrive. […]
Allison brings Samantha (3) and Peyton (5) who attend Ballard Elementary to each Soar in 4 night. The family has been attending since the summer of 2017. They always find something new to learn and opportunities to grow. They have built a social network through Soar in 4; Peyton connects with friend after friend throughout […]
Twins (Austin in blue, Asher in orange) light up with joy as they discover new aspects of the South Florida Museum and draw on the Soar in 4 community artwork. Austin is very detailed and loves drawing and art; they have been attending every Soar in 4 since September.