Linking Community Resources to Nashville Public Schools to Help Young People Achieve Academic Success and Prepare for Life
We are one of the nation’s largest networks of businesses, universities, faith-based organizations and volunteers engaged in public schools.
Throughout the 16-17 school year, the LP PENCIL Box distributed the following into the hands of Nashville’s students:
Throughout the 16-17 school year, PENCIL Partners have provided the following support to Academies across Nashville:
We partner committed volunteers from our PENCIL Partnerships with MNPS Reading Clinics to tutor students for 30 minutes a week.
Reading Clinic volunteers provide intensive, individualized, one-to-one tutoring using instructional strategies proven by researchers to promote reading gain. During tutoring sessions, volunteers will provide support and guidance as the student reads a book aloud, facilitates literacy-specific games with the student, and much more.
PENCIL Family Resource Centers (FRCs) help students and families in six schools by acting as a hub for community resources and helping families navigate outside agencies that can help with social, emotional and physical needs. FRCs stock emergency food and clothing, and develop services tailored to the school population.
Throughout the 16-17 school year, PENCIL’s FRCs provided students and families with the following services: