Our students need us.

To imagine what’s possible. To give them not only a vision for the future, but also the tools and resources they need to reach it. They need us opening doors, making connections, and sharing our expertise.

PENCIL connects businesses with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), making it simpler for them to make an impact.




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the Nation’s largest network of businesses, universities, and faith-based organizations actively engaged in public schools

the largest school supply provider to Metro Nashville Public Schools

75-85% of high school students have participated in our field trips or job shadowing

Together we can change students’ lives.

Partner with us to provide students with the support and resources they need to succeed. 

Get Involved

How you can get involved

Partner with a school

Getting your business involved is one of the best ways to positively impact students. Businesses partner with schools to provide tutoring, mentorships, and job shadow experiences so students can connect the classroom to real-world opportunities.


Your investment means more Partners working one-to-one with students, more school supplies reaching Metro teachers through the DG PENCIL Box, and more PENCIL Partners bringing career exposure and mentorship to high school students.