Find out more about the PENCIL Foundation's programs by clicking on the program name at the left.
PENCIL Partners—local businesses, civic organizations, and faith communities who partner with and volunteer in Nashville public schools
LP PENCIL Box—Nashville's school supply partnership providing donated materials for teachers and students
Math Partners—volunteers working with elementary and middle school students to increase their understanding and enjoyment of mathematics
Reading Partners—volunteers working with elementary and middle school students to inspire in them a love of reading and help them gain key reading skills
Saint Thomas Science Scholars—hands-on, hospital-based learning sessions for selected high school sophomores
Jobs for Tennessee Graduates—a program for high school students providing them academic support, job readiness instruction, adult mentoring and leadership opportunities
Nashville After Zone Alliance — network of afterschool program providers in Metro middle schools
Career Exploration Program — under the Nashville After Zone Alliance (NAZA), an afterschool program providing middle school students a safe nuturing environment the provide career awareness, study skills and academic assistance.
Financial Literacy/Homebuyer Education—a program that teaches smart money management skills to young adults and prepares prospective home buyers for all aspects of purchasing a home
College-Career Mentors—Pairing adults with
3-5 9th grade students to explore post-secondary options, possible career paths and the importance of preparing for their future while in high school.
Family Resource Centers—builds a support system for every student to thrive by linking community organizations, school personnel, and families together to help remove barriers that may hinder academic success and productive adulthood.