Students who are lucky enough to have a mentor in their lives tend to stay on the right path, academically and behaviorally. That’s why Pinellas County Schools is dedicated to finding as many dedicated mentors as possible.
This week, the district hosted its first mentor recruitment fair. The event served as a one-stop shop for people interested in being paired with a student. More than two hundred potential mentors were able to be trained and matched with a student at the school of their choice. Each mentor is asked to make a 30 minute a week commitment to their student for the entire school year.
Superintendent Dr. Michael Grego was among the hundreds of people who signed up to mentor and plans to participate in the “Take Stock in Children” program. Dr. Grego thanked community members and business partners whose support helps make a variety of mentoring programs possible.
If you missed the event but are interested in mentoring, call (727) 588-5050 or visit the District’s Office of Strategic Partnerships website.
To watch highlights from the Mentor Recruitment Fair, click here.