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Outreach Calendar

To schedule an event or presentation, please contact us at (407) 836-2070.

At that time, we can discuss with you any needs for the event such as how to follow social distancing, or virtual options.

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Upcoming Events

Event Date(s) Location
Voter Registration
Tapas + Talk Event
Social happy hour for entrepreneurs
& small business owners.
Friday, May 7, 7 p.m. 11602 Lake Underhill Road
Lot 106
Orlando, FL 32825
The 23rd Annual Family Cafe Friday, June 11, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 12, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 13, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

SSYRAP and FTR Results

Congratulations to all Orange County schools* that participated in the 2020 - 2021 Sunshine State Young Readers Awards! 62 schools participated, and cast 2,785 votes.

Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program (SSYRAP) and Florida Teens Read (FTR) elections were held between March 8th and April 16th, 2021.

Below are the winning books for Orange County. For statewide winners, visit the Florida Association for Media in Education website. Statewide results will be posted on April 23rd, 2021.

SSYRA Jr. Winner

Can I Be Your Dog?
Written and illustrated by Troy Cummings


 

SSYRA 3 - 5 Winner

Olga and the Smelly Thing From Nowhere, by Elise Gravel


 

SSYRA 6 - 8 Winner

City Spies, by James Ponti


 

FTR Winner

Heroine, by Mindy McGinnis


 

Grade Levels Total Turnout
K - 2 2,055
3 - 5 689
6 - 8 38

*This year, participating schools partnered with our office to use our online ballot system, to give students doing remote or hybrid learning the opportunity to vote for their favorite book. For more information about the online ballot system used for this year's awards, please contact us.