SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A local initiative to help students read over the summer has earned a local business a statewide award. “Leadership Florida” gave the 2019 Impact Award to the Anna Maria Oyster Bar.
Proprietors John and Amanda Horne launched a “Dive into Reading” program two years ago. Community leaders and other volunteers work one-on-one with kids, making sure their reading skills stay sharp during the summer recess.
The program began in Manatee County in 2017 and expanded to Sarasota County this summer.