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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 partnerIf 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 OrganizationsCompanies 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!
Read the recent coverage in the Tampa Bay Times article School mentoring program with Raymond James grows into the hundredsBusinesses and/or Community OrganizationsIndividualsLunch Pals DataMentoring 757 Students, attending over 79 Schools51 Partners - Supporting 25 Focus SchoolsMay 2017
Join TodayFor more information please contactSusan Schneck, Lunch Pals CoordinatorPhone: 727-588-6000 Ext. 1369 -Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgOffice of Strategic Partnerships, Family & Community RelationsPinellas County Schools, 301 Fourth Street S.W., Largo, FL 33779-2942A partnership between Pinellas County Schools and Raymond James
Current PartnersAjax Building CorporationBayfront Health St. PetersburgCalvary Chapel Pinellas Park
City of Clearwater
City of DunedinCity of GulfportCity of LargoCity of Pinellas ParkCity of St PetersburgCox Media
Friends of North Shore Elementary School
Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar AssociationGulf Coast Jewish Family & Community ServicesJohns Hopkins All Children's HospitalJunior League of St. PetersburgJuvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County
Leaven LawNielsenOur Savior Lutheran ChurchPinellas County Office of the County Administrator
Pinellas County SchoolsPinellas County Sheriff's OfficePinellas County Urban League Young ProfessionalsPinellas Sheriff's Police Athletic League, Inc.
Public Defender 6th Judicial CourtRaymond JamesRaytheonR.S.V.P. (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)St. Paul United Methodist ChurchSt. Petersburg College - AllstateSt. Petersburg College - ClearwaterSt. Petersburg College - Clearwater: BADEYA
St. Petersburg College - DowntownSt. Petersburg College - GibbsSt. Petersburg College - MidtownSt. Petersburg College - SeminoleSt. Petersburg Police DepartmentSembler
Southside St. Petersburg P.T.A.SpectrumState Attorney 6th Judicial Court
Stetson University College of LawStonegate MortgageTampa Bay TimesTech Data
Transamerica FinancialUnited States Coast Guard Air Station - ClearwaterUniversity of South Florida St. PetersburgVertical VenturesWest Pharmaceutical
Elementary Schools with Critical Mentor Needs
1156 Lakeview Road, Clearwater
6400 54 Ave., N. St. Pete
Fairmount Park ES
575 41 St., S. St. Pete
Lealman Ave ES
4001 58 Ave., N. St. PeteMaximo ES4850 31st Street S., S. St. PeteMidtown Academy1701 10th Street S.New Heights ES3901 37th Street. N.Sandy Lane ES
1360 Sandy Lane, ClearwaterSeventy-Fourth Street ES3801 74th Street N