‘Dive Into Reading’ returns for third big year and beckons volunteers

By Vin Mannix 
Columnist 

School’s out soon, but kids in our community will need extra help in a fundamental area and you can be part of a wonderful endeavor.

Volunteer for “Dive Into Reading,” the nationally recognized summer reading program hosted by the Anna Maria Oyster Bar in partnership with the Manatee School District, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the Manatee County Library.

The program, which received a 2018 National Restaurant Association Education Foundation Award, runs through June at four different sites: AMOB Ellenton, AMOB Landside, Bishop Museum and Gecko’s State Road 70.

Volunteer reading mentors are asked to make a time commitment from 8:30-10:15 a.m. one day per week for four weeks. There is also a mandatory 1.5-hour training session with seven different dates and times to choose from at two locations: AMOB Landside and Manatee Community Foundation.

For complete details, visit www.oysterbar.net/reading.