Reading for the Future: Updates & News

December 2023

Community Learning Sessions

Get caught up on the work that has been happening since the 2022 Reading Success Summit. Achieve Brown County & Weller Workshops share on the Human-Centered Design workshops, and resulting prototypes our community can activate to improve 3rd grade reading proficiencies.

Missed out on the Community Learning Session? You can watch the video below or see the summary email that went out to participants.

Watch Video on YouTube
View Community Learning Session's Summary & Results

Highlights from the

Community Learning Sessions

Attendees used the following words to describe the Community Learning Sessions :

Rallying, Motivating, Engaging, Insightful, and Collective Impact. 

Our In-Person Events:

Nearly 50 community members joined ABC & Weller Workshops to give clarity and feedback around potential solutions (prototypes) to increase youth reading proficiencies. The overwhelming response from our community, from the workshops that created the prototypes and the Community Learning Sessions, fuels our excitement for the launch of Collaborative Action Teams, turning aspirations into impactful actions!

View Community Learning Session Summary & Results 
Watch Community Learning Session Video

Prototype Prioritized by the Sessions' Collective:

Every Child is Ready to Read

Achieve Brown County recognizes that the voice from our Community Learning Session was not fully reflective of the collective voice of our community. We are actively taking steps to connect with missing voices and required partnerships for prototype activation. We encourage you to notify us of missing community member or agency voice.

View Digital Prototype PDFs 

Action Teams are Forming

Groups called Action Teams are really important for making plans work. They find good ideas, talk to the community about what they are doing, and help put the plan to action. These groups work well when they have good leaders, meet every or every other month, and have different types of people in the group. If you understand how important reading is to your child and our community's kids, or work in a job connected to reading (direct and indirectly), join a team!

Team 1

Every Child is Ready to Read

Actively engage and involve parents/caregivers and the community in supporting children's early development and education.

Team 2

Marketing Team

previously known as

"Get Lit(eracy)"

We're crafting a public information campaign that will set Brown County ablaze with urgency for literacy. 

Team 3

Core Strategy Team

This team will guide and support the work of all Action Teams and will help determine if/when additional Action Teams develop around other prototypes.

Action Teams are actively forming, led by Todd Sutton, ABC's Director of Continuous Improvement. Send an email to him outlining which team you would like to join.

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Reading for the Future Resources

Reading for the Future Folder

The Reading for the Future Folder has a robust framework of the movement that has occurred surrounding the Reading for the Future initiative since inception.

Community Learning Sessions Folder

The Community Learning Session Folder has digital versions of all of the resources displayed at the events and provided to you at the event.

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