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A partnership between Pinellas County Schools and Raymond James
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What is Lunch Pals?
Lunch Pals is a lunch time mentoring program where businesses, community organizations and individuals are paired with a school to provide students with the additional presence of caring adults.

Who are the students, and how are they identified?

Each student is identified by school personnel as a child who could especially benefit from a mentoring relationship. Sometimes they are facing social, family and/or academic challenges, or are just at a point in their lives where they will especially benefit from an additional positive and encouraging adult who spends time with them.

How and when does mentoring happen?

Each mentor meets one-to-one with their assigned student for 30 minutes during the student’s lunch time on a designated day each week. Mentors only meet with students on school grounds when school is in session. There is no contact (in person, by phone, text or email) with the students outside of the school at any time. There is no contact with the parent or guardian of the student.
How to become a partner
If you’re a business, a community organization or an individual wanting to make a difference it’s easy to join Lunch Pals and help the children in our community who need us most to reach their full potential.
It's easy to become a partner!
Businesses and or Community Organizations
Companies are matched to an identified nearby school of their choice.The lunch pal coordinator will provide marketing materials to promote the mentoring program. We provide on-site mentor training at no cost to you. There will be a designated school contact who will match employees to students at a mutually agreed upon day and time of the week. It is that easy!
Businesses and or Community Organizations
Lunch Pals Data
Mentoring 605 Students, attending over 76 Schools
 51 Partners - Supporting 25 Focus Schools
February 2017 

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For more information please contact 
Susan Schneck, Lunch Pals Coordinator
Phone: 727-588-6000 Ext. 1369 -Email:
Office of Strategic Partnerships, Family & Community Relations
Pinellas County Schools, 301 Fourth Street S.W., Largo, FL 33779-2942
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      A partnership between Pinellas County Schools and Raymond James

 Current Partners        

Ajax Building Corporation
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
Calvary Chapel Pinellas Park
City of Clearwater
City of Dunedin
City of Gulfport
City of Largo
City of Pinellas Park
City of St Petersburg
Cox Media
Eckerd College
FIS Global
Friends of North Shore Elementary School
Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar Association
Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Junior League of St. Petersburg
Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County
Our Savior Lutheran Church 
Pinellas County Office of the County Administrator
Pinellas County Schools
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office 
Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals 
Pinellas Sheriff's Police Athletic League, Inc.
Public Defender 6th Judicial Court
Raymond James
R.S.V.P. (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)
St. Paul United Methodist Church 
St. Petersburg College - Allstate
St. Petersburg College - Clearwater
St. Petersburg College - Clearwater: BADEYA
St. Petersburg College - Downtown
St. Petersburg College - Gibbs
St. Petersburg College - Midtown
St. Petersburg College - Seminole
St. Petersburg Police Department
Southside St. Petersburg P.T.A.
State Attorney 6th Judicial Court
Stetson University College of Law
Stonegate Mortgage
Tampa Bay Times
Tech Data
Transamerica Financial
United States Coast Guard Air Station - Clearwater
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Vertical Ventures 
West Pharmaceutical 

Elementary Schools with Critical Mentor Needs

Belleair ES
1156 Lakeview Road, Clearwater
Blanton ES
6400 54 Ave., N. St. Pete
Fairmount Park ES
575 41 St., S. St. Pete
Lealman Ave ES
4001 58 Ave., N. St. Pete
Maximo ES
4850 31st Street S., S. St. Pete
Midtown Academy
1701 10th Street S.
New Heights ES
3901 37th Street. N.
Sandy Lane ES
1360 Sandy Lane, Clearwater
Seventy-Fourth Street ES
3801 74th Street N