Lunch Pals

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    Make an Impact
    A partnership between Pinellas County Schools and Raymond James

    Lunch Pals has been named the Elementary School Level Winner of the 2017 Florida Association of Partners in Education Community Engagement Award


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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!
    Read the recent coverage in the Tampa Bay Times article School mentoring program with Raymond James grows into the hundreds
    Businesses and/or Community Organizations
    Lunch Pals Data
    Mentoring 707 Students, attending 81 Schools
     51 Partners - Supporting 25 Focus Schools
    May 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
    Big Sea
    Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast
    Calvary Church Clearwater
    Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg 
    City of Clearwater
    City of Dunedin
    City of Gulfport
    City of Largo
    City of Madeira Beach
    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
    Home Point Financial Corporation
    Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
    Junior League of St. Petersburg
    Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County
    Kobie Marketing
    Leaven Law 
    Our Savior Lutheran Church
    Pinellas County Government
    Pinellas County Health Department
    Pinellas County Schools
    Pinellas County Sheriff's Office 
    Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals
    Pinellas Sheriff's Police Athletic League
    Public Defender 6th Judicial Court
    Raymond James
    RCS Pinellas 
    RSVP (Retired 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
    St. Thomas Episcopal Church
    State Attorney 6th Judicial Court
    Stetson University College of Law
    Tampa Bay Times
    Tech Data
    Town of Kenneth City
    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., St. Pete
    Midtown Academy
    1701 10th Street S., St. Pete
    New Heights ES
    3901 37th Street N., St. Pete

    Sandy Lane ES

    1360 Sandy Lane, Clearwater
    Seventy-Fourth Street ES
    3801 74th Street N., St. Pete