How to Participate

As of the 2019-2020 school year, the Soar in 4 Program covers 8 high need school zones: Ballard, Blackburn, Bayshore, Oneco, Palm View, Rogers Garden Bullock, Samoset, and Sea Breeze Elementary Schools, with plans to expand to cover all of Manatee County’s Title I elementary schools by 2022.

VPK families attending neighborhood child care providers and Head Start Programs located within these school zones will be invited to participate in Soar in 4 family events including Community Conversations, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature and classroom visits from the STEAM Machine.  Neighborhood child care and Head Start staff will be invited to participate in Conscious Discipline Professional Development Training.