- Starting school without basic school supplies.
- Being embarrassed because you can't read or do math at your grade level.
- Facing huge emotional and economic barriers without the confidence and/or encouragement to stay in school and graduate on time.
supports PENCIL programs that assist students in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools to:
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- Read at or above grade level by the time they complete the third grade.
- Gain the math skills that are prerequisite to mastering algebra.
- Attend school consistently to encourage learning.
- Gain skills and knowledge required to succeed in the workplace.
- Receive the highest quality of academic instruction and administration.
- Experience student-adult mentor relationships.
PENCIL is listed in The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's overview of nonprofits. For more information about our organization, please visit www.givingmatters.com
. Financial information is available for your review at www.guidestar.org