August 2019 - Pinellas County Schools
Change your lunch plans .
Change a child's life.

Vision: 100% Student Success Mission: Every child has someone who cares.
Welcome Back! We are so excited to kick off another year of Making an Impact in the lives of our youth. This year our campaign is "Change your lunch plans. Change a Child's Life." Sharing your lunch time with a student will make a lasting positive impact in their lives.

It's because of each of you that we have experienced the tremendous success year after year. We met our goal of pairing 1,500 students with a Lunch Pal. Our goal for this school year is to pair an additional 500 students with a Pal.

Sharing your experiences as a mentor and our need for additional mentors will help us recruit mentors. Share this flyer for a variety of workshop dates available in August and September.
Help Us Spread The Word!

The key to making the campaign a success is awareness – spreading the word about Lunch Pals.

You can help make the campaign a success.

Provide us with the names of any local newspaper or community magazine that you receive or are distributed in your area (at supermarkets, etc.). 

We are confident that area newspapers and magazines will write about Lunch Pals.
We have had articles in the Green Bench Monthly , and the Weekly Challenger and several other publications. But we know there are more.

Help distribute Lunch Pals postcards. We want to distribute Lunch Pals postcards to area businesses, libraries, government offices, etc. that would displays them on their counters. 

Sign up HERE   to help us spread the word!
Let's Get Ready to Mentor!

School resumes August 14, 2019. We anticipate for mentoring to start the second week in September. If you have not received any information by August 28th, please reach out to the Family & Community Liaison. Please click Here t o verify who the Family and Community Liaison is, or feel free to contact Keosha Simmons at 727-588-6000 ext. 1369 - email:
Looking for ideas to do
with your pal?
Check out these
Conversation Starters!
Meeting #1:

To get to know one another, share some things about yourself and ask questions, too. Below are some conversation starters.

  • What activities did you do this summer?
  • Favorite food/dessert or candy, why?
  • If you could choose one celebrity to be who and why?
  • What makes a best friend?
  • What do you wish you knew more about?
  • What goals would you like to set for this school year?
Lunch Pals Spotlight!!!
Each month we would like to spotlight the amazing things happening with our Lunch Pals. Please share your story with us. What's going well? What resources do you benefit from? What impact is being made? We can all benefit from each others story. Click Here to share your Lunch Pal Story.
"We rise by lifting others." ~Robert Ingersoll
We value your opinions and want to know what's working,how we can better support you, to help us reach more people like yourself to become Lunch Pals.
Lunch Pals is a partnership between Pinellas County Schools, Raymond James, and more than 130 businesses and community organizations.