Welcome to the
Thrive By Five
Thrive By Five
seeks to transform early childhood in Pinellas with purposeful collaboration and resource alignment to mobilize all parts of our community in creating equitable opportunities for young children to thrive.
I proudly serve Thrive By Five Pinellas as an inclusive and equity-centered community practitioner with over
15 years of experience
engaging in community-level work with children and families, nonprofit organizations, and community stakeholders. I am most excited to return to the county where I was born, raised and experienced a thriving childhood. As the mother of a 3, 5, and 7 year old, I understand firsthand the need for an equitable, accessible, responsive and accountable childhood development system that will serve as a guiding force to prepare the children of Pinellas County for
kindergarten and beyond
Thrive by Five Pinellas is launching several new initiatives in 2020 in support of children Birth to 5 and their families. Our community approach to early childhood success was recently featured on
ABC Action News
and in the
St. Pete Catalyst
. We are excited to share more with you at our upcoming
on February 26, 2020 where you can learn about getting engaged, register today!
I am honored to serve as the
Director of Thrive by Five Pinellas
as we bring the community together to ensure that all children are thriving in kindergarten and life. Let’s work together to support family’s access to information and resources as they raise the next generation.
We look forward to connecting with you!
-Dr. Keesha Benson