Sunshine State Young Readers Association or SSYRA is a state wide program. Each year 15 books for grades 3-5 are selected as SSYRA books by a committee of media specialists. The books are read throughout the state of Florida.

To join the SSYRA program at Stephens, a student in grades 3-5 needs to read 5 of the books and score 80% or better on the Accelerated Reader quiz before December 20,2019. The SSYRA club will begin meeting in the spring to prepare projects for the district Reading Festival in April. Club members will attend the Reading Festival and view projects and play games related to the books.