PENCIL's Annual Report

2017-2018


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. 

Here's what we accomplished this year:

54,294+ VOLUNTEER HOURS

$4.1M+ COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

PENCIL PARTNERS INVESTED IN 167 MNPS SCHOOLS


LP PENCIL Box

The LP PENCIL Box allows all MNPS teachers to shop for school supplies at absolutely no cost to them one TIME per school semester.

Throughout the 17-18 school year, the LP PENCIL Box distributed the following into the hands of Nashville's students: 

  • 200,922 pencils

  • 19,776 packages of crayons - that many crayons weigh roughly 5,932 pounds; the same weight as all of the Nashville Predators players and their coaching staff combined

  • 16,197 packages of notebook paper - if you laid each piece side by side, it would cover every square inch of both the Vanderbilt and Belmont campuses

  • 76,101 glue sticks - if you used them to build a tower, it would be taller than Mount Kilamanjaro

  • 3,494 reams of copy paper - the weight combined is the same as 5 Honda CR-Vs

  • And much, much more!

$1,270,964+ IN SUPPLIES
distributed to
4,081+ TEACHERS
from
167 MNPS SCHOOLS

The LP PENCIL Box is made possible by the generous support of the Louisiana-Pacific Foundation, Kids in Need Foundation, local businesses, organizations and the 424 volunteers who gave more than 2,935 hours of their time during the 17-18 school year.


Academy PENCIL Partners

PENCIL workS to bridge the gap between volunteers’ generosity and skills and the support MNPS needs to help students grow.

Throughout the 17-18 school year, PENCIL Partners have provided the following support to Academies across Nashville:

  • Career Mentors

  • Teacher Externships

  • Curriculum Development

  • Job Shadowing

  • Mock Interviews

  • Student Internships

  • Industry Certification Exam Tutors

  • And much, much more!

54,294+ VOLUNTEER HOURS

 3,661 10TH GRADE INDUSTRY FIELD TRIPS

3,254 11TH GRADE JOB SHADOWS

458 PENCIL PARTNERSHIPS SUPPORTING MNPS SCHOOLS

Academy PENCIL Partners are successful because of the gracious local businesses who value public education and show up to support Metro Nashville Public School students, faculty and staff.  


Literacy PENCIL Partners

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:

148 STUDENTS SERVED

102 VOLUNTEERS SERVED MORE THAN 860 HOURS

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.

Literacy PENCIL Partners are made possible by the generous support of Maddox charitable fund, Memorial Foundation, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, and the Scarlett Family Foundation


PENCIL Family Resource Centers

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.

6 PENCIL Family Resource Centers 

Ivanetta H. Davis Early Learning Center, Tusculum Elementary School, Madison Middle School, and Antioch, Maplewood and Glencliff High Schools

Throughout the 17-18 school year, PENCIL's FRCs provided students and families with the following services:  

  • Food backpacks for at-risk students

  • Clothing, including school uniforms

  • School and personal hygiene supplies

  • Student tutoring resources

  • Parent resources, including counseling, employment and transportation

  • And much, much more!

5,628 Students Served

112 Partners invested more than $638,876

PENCIL's FRC's are made possible by the support of United Way, state funding, PENCIL Partners and generous community support. 


Thanks to the incredible generosity of the rogers group, PENCIL has a brand new home! This is the first time in 35 years that PENCIL's entire team will coexist under one roof.
The new space serves as PENCIL headquarters and includes a brand new LP PENCIL Box teacher store. 

 
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Metro Nashville Public School students are making great strides with the investment and ongoing support from our community Partners. 

Join us and become part of the solution!