Mentoring fair coming up in Pinellas
Just a reminder that Pinellas County Schools is looking for mentors for the 2013/14 school year.
The school district is holding a recruitment fair from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. August 12 at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater Hotel. Prospective mentors will be able to register to volunteer, get a background check and take an hour-long mentor workshop. Mentors then can be matched with a student at their preferred school. The hotel is at 12600 Roosevelt Blvd, St. Petersburg.
As the Times reported, the school district has seen a drop in the number of volunteers.
District officials have said they're confused about the decline - as Hillsborough has seen its numbers go up at the same time - but it does coincide with stricter enforcement of background screening. Background checks required for some volunteering costs about $50.