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 17-18 school year, the LP PENCIL Box distributed the following into the hands of Nashville’s students:
Throughout the 17-18 school year, PENCIL Partners have provided the following support to Academies across Nashville:
Last year, we partnered committed volunteers from our PENCIL Partnerships with MNPS Reading Clinics to mentor students for 30 minutes a week. Reading Clinic volunteers provided intensive, individualized, one-to-one mentoring using instructional strategies proven by researchers to promote reading gain. During sessions, volunteers provided support and guidance as the student read a book aloud, facilitated literacy-specific games with the student, and much more.
This was the first year we had PENCIL staff onsite at two elementary schools – Churchwell and Buena Vista. At those two sites alone, we saw the following successes:
For the 18-19 school year, the district is re-evaluating the structure for Literacy support in Metro Schools and PENCIL is excited to be at the table as we create the next plan for literacy in Nashville.
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 17-18 school year, PENCIL’s FRCs provided students and families with the following services: