United Way of Brevard has teamed up with Bright by Text, a national parent texting program, to put expert tips, games and child development information directly into the hands of parents and caregivers. The texting service includes topics like brain development, games and activities, health and wellness, STEM, safety and more. Bright by Text partners with experts like PBS, Vroom, Sesame Street, CDC, and others to develop content for families with children aged prenatal to age eight.
In addition to expert content, Bright by Text will include local messages about information and resources specific to our community through the partnership with United Way of Brevard. Locally, United Way will share information like digital library resources, food pantries, and preschool open enrollment periods. Community organizations across Brevard will be able submit the latest information about services and resources free to our community.
Bright by Text helps parents and caregivers make the most out of time at home with their children by illustrating fun and easy activities, providing positive parenting tips and resources, and even video content to guide a child’s development. The program is proven to build nurturing caregiver-child relationships, and positively impact a child’s healthy development and school readiness. Simply put, the early years of development is when a child's brain develops more rapidly than at any other point in their life. This tool will help parents with easy tools to make the most of this time.
To sign up, parents and caregivers with children under 8 can text the word UWBRIGHT to 274448. You will receive 2 to 4 text messages per week, and each message includes a link to a landing page with more detail, short modeling videos, and links to related resources. Your personal contact information will not be shared or sold at any time.
United Way of Brevard has purchased our local keyword for Brevard to ensure parents have the best tools available to give local kids the best chance at succeeding in school.
More than 100,000 caregivers have signed up for Bright by Text in all 50 states, which has partnered with nearly PBS affiliates, United Ways, Children’s Hospitals, Office of Early Childhood Initiative, and more across the country.
Our promotional partners are helping to leverage their energy and resources to effectively reach families in Brevard County and make sure local kids have the best start in life.
To help you in your marketing to parents and caregivers, we’ve compiled communication tips, promotional materials and other localized tools to promote United Way’s partnership with Bright by Text in our community. Digital materials can be downloaded below.
For more information or physical posters or flyers, contact our Bright by Text Program Manager:
Manager, Community Impact - Education
Click here to view our Communications Toolkit. It's full great content you can just copy and paste!
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