LARGO - The Pinellas Education Foundation has joined with the Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco and Polk Education Foundations to create Seniors & Scholars Week, January 30 - February 3. During this week, senior citizens are invited to visit a public school to learn about volunteer opportunities.
The week-long event will culminate with a reception on Friday, February 3, at the Gus A. Stavros Institute to honor all Seniors & Scholar Week participants and current senior school volunteers. The special host of the reception will be Dick Fletcher, Tampa Bay's 10 Chief Meteorologist.
Seniors & Scholars Week participants are not expected to volunteer the day they visit the school. The goal is to see the school and learn about the volunteer needs at that school. If the senior decides to volunteer, he or she will sign up with the school. The senior population has great experience, wisdom and skills and is one of the most underutilized human resources in the Tampa Bay area.
Pinellas County public schools offer seniors great opportunity for involvement in the community and in the lives of young people. For more information about this event and how you can get involved, call Holly Lisle at (727) 588-4816 ext. 30.
The Pinellas Educational Foundation, founded in 1986, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that provides enhanced educational opportunities for schoolchildren and educators in Pinellas County by creating avenues in which local businesses and concerned individuals may support quality public education. For more information, visit the Foundation's web site at www.PinellasEducation.org.
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