In addition to these partnerships the PCCPTA Board has been asked to provide a representative for many Pinellas County School committees. Providing a voice for children as we advocate on these committees is a privilege.
All Children's Hospital / Florida Suncoast Safe Kids Coallition - The goal of the Florida Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition, sponsored by All Children's Hospital, is to fight the unintentional injury of children. Unintentional injury remains the leading cause of death among children in the United States. The Coalition addresses the greatest injury risk areas for children 0 - 14 years: motor vehicle injury, bicycle and pedestrian injury, drowning, and other injuries in the home, school and community. Each year, PCCPTA partners with Safe Kids for International Walk-to-School Day. www.allkids.org/safekids
All Pro Dad/iMom- This national program was started in the Tampa Bay area by Coach Tony Dungy. PCCPTA first partnered with Brian Davis the Area Director five years ago. Since then, countless All Pro Dads groups have been started in Pinellas and there is now a partnership with the National PTA and All Pro Dad. iMom is a refreshing, inviting space for moms offering a wide variety of ideas, information and inspiration. www.allprodad.com
Clothes to Kids-- The mission of Clothes to Kids is to provide new and quality used clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. Clothes to Kids envisions a community in which every school-age child has quality clothing so that he or she may attend school with the confidence and self-esteem needed to achieve academic success. www.clothestokids.org
Pinellas Education Foundation- The mission of the Pinellas Education Foundation is to enhance and improve education in Pinellas County. Their vision: Each student will be prepared for life after high school, whether the choice is to attend college, to enter the workforce, or to obtain technical training. www.pinellaseducation.org
Suncoast Voices for Children (SVC)- This board was formed in response to the needs of children in the Dependency Care System. Under the direction of President, Carol Connoway , thousands of dollars are raised each year to supplement the financial resources for the neediest children. PCCPTA partners with SVC in the Angels on Call Program as well as the Backpack Program. PCCPTA has a member on this board. www.suncoastchildren.org
The Children’s Movement of Florida- Believes that the well-being and education of our children in Florida must be the highest priority of government, business, non-profit institutions and families. The economic future of our state and the stability of the communities we live in depend on achieving this goal. The major objective of the citizen-led, non-partisan Children’s Movement of Florida is to inform the political, business and civic leaders, and the parents and people of this state, about this issue and encourage them to make the well-being and education of our children our highest priority, including in the way we invest our public resources. www.childrensmovementflorida.org