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May 14, 2019

Walker's Rising Stars at 7 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater Learn More


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Thanks for all the votes so far in the Walker's Rising Stars Fan Favorite competition -- and please spread the word to keep the votes coming in prior to what promises to be a dazzling show May 14 at the Mahaffey Theater! To vote, simply hit "like" next to the photo of your favorite performer(s) and we invite you to like the Pinellas Education Foundation page as well. We'll reveal the Fan Favorite winner at the show. ... See MoreSee Less

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The first job fair for the inaugural Summer Career Acceleration Program -- a joint effort of Pinellas County Schools and the Pinellas Education Foundation -- is underway this morning at the Stavros Institute's Achieva Conference Room. It's an exciting scene -- the room is filled with eager students meeting with prospective employers to gain invaluable hands-on training in summer internships running from May 30-July 18. The experience will equip participating students with work-ready skills and a technical certification that will bolster job opportunities after high school. ... See MoreSee Less

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We invite you to participate in this year's Walker's Rising Stars Scholarship Program competition by "voting" for your Fan Favorite. Simply hit the like button on your favorite performer's photo -- and please take a moment to hit like on our Pinellas Education Foundation page while you're at it! We'll reveal the identity of the Fan Favorite at the show (Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater). And you can order your tickets to the show by clicking on ... See MoreSee Less

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More scenes from an unforgettable Saturday night at Amalie Arena honoring the Pinellas Education Foundation's very own Bob McIntyre as a Lightning Community Hero! ... See MoreSee Less

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TAKE A BOW, BOB! We couldn’t be happier to offer our heart-felt congratulations to Bob McIntyre – honored Saturday night as a Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hero! In our book, there couldn’t be a more worthy recipient – a man known for his generosity, humor, tireless support of community causes, and the surge-protection company he founded, DITEK. Of course, we at the Pinellas Education Foundation know him as a valued donor and advocate, as well as past chairman of the board and longtime board member. Five minutes after meeting Bob, you feel like you’ve known him for a lifetime. And we couldn’t be happier that the entire Tampa Bay area has gotten to know him better too as a true Community Hero! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to our very own Take Stock student Naseem Hamed, who was honored with the Lightning Foundation Community Hero of Tomorrow Award, as well as a $25,000 scholarship for his college education, on Saturday night during a @TBLightning home game at @AmalieArena!


Another #EveningOfExcellence has come and gone, but we thought you might enjoy one more look at the special show that took place on January 28, 2019 at the @MahaffeyTheater. via @YouTube

Marcus Boyd was recognized as the 2018–19 Pinellas Education Foundation / Take Stock in Children Mentor of the Year last month. #BeTheKey 🔑 via @YouTube

DEADLINE EXTENDED! The deadline for the submission of visual arts portfolios for this year's Walker's Rising Stars has been extended to January 18, 2019 at 5pm. Pictured are works by last year's finalists, Jordan Craven, Alannee Noel, and Ciara Lambert. 📷🎨💫 #WalkersRisingStars


Thanks to the investment of the @DukeEnergy Foundation in the Power4Students Project, 45 students from Northeast High School had a blast bowling for the county's Special Olympics program, allowing them to develop teamwork skills and friendships. 🎳 #WeAreDE