Manatee Learning Academy
6210 17th Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34209
Please note: As of April, 2020 all meetings will be held online via Zoom due to COVID-19.
1st Thursday of the month
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Childcare is available. Please be sure to RSVP with number of children so we can be sure we have enough coverage.
Meals are occasionally provided. We are reaching out to local establishments to see if they would be willing to donate to our monthly meeting. We will let you know when a meeting includes a meal.
Interested in sponsoring a meal?
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Thursday, October 1- Meeting and Training provided by Steve Hurwitz, Chief Legal Officer for SCC and David Silverstien, Managing Attorney for CLS as they present Legal Rights of Foster Parents/Caregivers
Sunday, November 1 through Saturday, November 7- 3rd Annual Online Auction to support the Programs and Services of Manatee County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association.
Thursday, November 5- Meeting and Training by Sunshine Health on Secondary Traumatic Stress
Thursday, December 3- Join us for our annual Christmas Celebration, complete with some surprise brought to us by Santa's Elves! Join us as The Patterson Foundation presents a preview of Mind in the Making
Thursday, January 7- Topic to be announced
Thursday, February 4- Successfully Working with Biological Families presented by Sunshine Health.
Thursday, March 4- Circuit 12 Judicial Update and Dependency Courtroom Protocal presented by Steven Hurwitz, Chief Legal Officer for SCC and David Silverstien, Managing Attorney for CLS .
Thursday, April 4- Training topic to be announced.
Thursday, May 6- Training topic to be announced.
Please remember to RSVP to our monthly meeting by sending an email to