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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. 

[Last modified: Monday, July 22, 2013 11:39am]


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