Our students need us.

To imagine what’s possible. To give them not only a vision for the future but also the tools and resources they need to reach it. They need us opening doors, making connections and sharing our expertise.
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PENCIL connects businesses with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), making it simpler for them to make an impact.

751

partnerships

$1.8M

in supplies

85%

participation

Nation’s largest network of businesses, universities, and faith-based organizations actively engaged in public schools.

With $1.8M in supplies distributed in 2019-20, we’re the largest school supply provider to Metro Nashville schools.

75-85% of high school students have participated in our field trips or job shadowing.

Together we can change students’ lives.

Partner with us to provide students with the support and resources they need to succeed. 

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How you can get involved

Partner with a school

Getting your business involved is one of the best ways to positively impact students. Businesses partner with schools to provide tutoring, mentorships, and job shadow experiences so students can connect the classroom to real-world opportunities.

Donate

Your investment means more Reading Partners working one-to-one with struggling readers, more school supplies reaching Metro teachers through the LP PENCIL Box, and more PENCIL Partners bringing career exposure and mentorship to high school students.

Our Programs

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PENCIL Partners

Our Partners provide mentorship, giving students real-world exposure to potential careers.
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PENCIL Reading Partners

Volunteers help children grow in their reading skills to be on grade level with their peers.
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LP PENCIL Box

We invite MNPS teachers to shop for free school supplies for their students and classrooms.
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Family Resource Centers

FRCs provide community resources for families with social, emotional, and physical needs.
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