Mentoring & Tutoring

  • Make an Impact Logo It doesn’t take much time to have an impact on a child’s life. Wanted...caring individuals willing to be engaged with students as mentors.

    We've made it easy!

    • Attend a one-hour mentor workshop
    • Be matched with a student at the school closest to where you live or work
    • Enjoy time with a student for 30 minutes a week
    • Register to volunteer and obtain a free level 1 background screening
    • Level II screenings will be available for other volunteer roles (cost $45.00)


    Mentoring Matters - Become a Mentor Today!

    If you’re thinking... I just don't have the time. Or, maybe you're asking...What would I do with the student? What would I talk about? Does mentoring really make a difference?


    Students who have mentors are more likely to graduate from high school, enroll in college or a vocational school, and are more willing to participate in sports, and other after school activities. With renewed confidence students with mentors hold leadership roles in school and are better able to advocate for themselves. In addition to the student's parents; another consistent presence in a child's life can make all the difference in the world.

    We've made it easy for you!
    Please let us know your volunteer interests and contact information. We will be happy to connect with you about getting involved! Just click on the link I am interested in volunteer/mentoring...
    Registration form steps to follow:
    1. Complete the front and back of the registration form.
    2. Sign, date and attach a copy of a government issued photo I.D.
    3. You can scan the completed registration application and I.D. and email it to the District Volunteer Coordinator or print the registration form and I.D., and bring it to a Pinellas County School for processing.
    4. Returning volunteers can activate their volunteer status in Focus. Click on the link to Activate your volunteer account.
    Mentors meet with students during lunch once a week for thirty-minutes, and only when school is in session.
    • Mentors attend a 1 or 2-hour workshop, given plenty of resources and activity ideas.
    • District and school personnel are always on hand to support you, and answer all your questions.
    • A mentor's most important job is to show up, listen and be a caring friend.
    • Conversation starters are as easy as talking about your: favorite foods, hobbies, what's on your bucket list, and what it's like to be a kid!

    Making a difference in a student's own words,

    "My mentor came into my life and provided structure, did things with me that my parents couldn't do. Read to me, listened and talked with me, and kept me focus on things I needed to do. My mentor helped me gain the confidence I never thought I would have."



    Thank you to the more than 2,888 mentoring over 3,048 students
    and 3,281 tutors serving thousands of students 
    and our schools
    Kids at Lunch

    Mentors can be a positive impact on a student’s academic, social and career path. If you know of a student who needs an additional caring adult in their life to help empower them please let us know.
     Pinellas County Schools
    Office of Strategic Partnerships
    301 4th St. SW, Largo, FL 33770
    Tel #: 727-588-5050 - or email:
  • Mentor Workshops

    During the workshop participants will learn about effective listening skills, goal setting, communication skills and relationship building. Attendance is required for all mentors.
    Sign-up today for a workshop!
    2018/19 Mentor Workshops

     Mentor Programs


    Lunch Pals is a lunch time mentoring program where individuals, businesses, community organizations are paired with a school to provide students with the additional presence of caring adults. Lunch Pals
    Take Stock In Children  A scholarship and mentoring program in which student in grades 6 -10 may be nominated to receive a scholarship. If awarded, the student will receive a four year scholarship at graduation by fulfilling a contractual agreement to attend school regularly, maintain a C or above in all classes and remain crime and drug free. Take Stock in Children
    Welcome to City of St. Petersburg5000 Role Models of Excellence Promotes youth development through relevant activities and experiences that help youth develop social, ethical, emotional, physical, and cognitive competencies.

    GirGirfriends Photo Image lfriends of Pinellas County Schools  Is designed to empower young ladies through academic support and mentorship. Students are provided with the resources, tools and guidance necessary to encourage self-discipline, positive behaviorism, and to cultivate high self-esteem and self-reliance.  Girlfriends of Pinellas County

    00414104Peer to Peer Mentors  Key student leaders in the 11th and 12th grade are selected to become Peer to Peer mentors to students transitioning into 9th grade. Peer mentors will provide guidance, support and act as a role model.

    BBBS Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay: School-based mentoring for elementary and middle-school children designed to improve academic, social and behavioral performance.