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When we change their story, we change the future.

Public education holds the key to unlocking our community’s potential. The Pinellas Education Foundation collaborates with community partners to nurture success in the classroom and beyond. Through your support, we implement innovative solutions that inspire minds, transform lives, and elevate the economic well-being of Pinellas County. Join us in advocating for systematic change in our public schools. Together, we can transform the future.

Make Your Impact

“My company employs students from the career academies as automotive technicians. Students get a good job with benefits, and it addresses our industry-wide void of qualified service technicians. I’m proud to continue partnering with the Pinellas County Education Foundation. What other cause impacts over 100,000 lives in one county—and positively influence ALL the students?”

- Jim Myers, COO of Crown Automotive and Pinellas Education Foundation Board Member since 2003

Inspire Real Change

“I got pregnant when I was sixteen and dropped out of school in 11th grade. Youth Connect made it easy for me to go back and get an education. The mentors genuinely care about you—you’re not another number and another statistic for them. I still talk with my mentor every day.”

- Pascale Moises, Pinellas Technical College Student and Youth Connect Participant

Build a Better World

"Each and every day, the Pinellas Education Foundation makes it a little easier for our public schools to do the job they need to do to prepare the workforce of tomorrow. It is absolutely crucial we keep that going."

- Brian Auld, President, Tampa Bay Rays

Dare to Dream Big

“I was the first in my family to go to college. It showed my family and friends that anything is possible. If we continue to invest in our students, they will stay here and become valuable members of our community. I can’t wait for the day when I can sponsor a deserving student and help make their dreams come true.”

- Johnny Boykins, Gibbs High School Graduate and Take Stock in Children Alumni

Who We Are

The Pinellas Education Foundation is a coalition of business and community leaders who collaborate to improve the quality of public education.

What We’ve Achieved

To continue improving our community’s economic prosperity, we maximize every dollar donated. This year alone, our solutions have resulted in:

180 + Grants given to teachers, impacting more than 28,000 students

300 + Scholarships awarded, totaling more than $600,000

92 At-risk students and underemployed youth earning industry certifications and GEDs

How we impact businesses and our community

A brighter future for all

Students who are given the tools to succeed are better able to shape their communities. When business leaders and educators come together to support our school system – everybody wins.

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Growth through mentoring

Mentoring students fosters an intimate understanding of our neighborhoods. When we know more about the people in our communities, we create a better, stronger society and workforce.

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24 metrics for success

To ensure every student achieves an education that puts them on a path to a rewarding career, The Foundation explored 24 key metrics related to student success.

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Why We Need Your Help

The success of our initiatives depends on the generosity of our volunteers and donors. Your continued support will have a profound, transformative effect on our community for generations to come.