Pinellas County, FL Community Summit


Pinellas County, Florida

Convening Organization

Alliance for Public Schools

Event Description

Students from Pinellas and Hillsborough County high schools and community leaders will discuss the important goal of raising high school graduation rates. The students have spent the last year surveying their peers on existing barriers and supports to high school graduation from a student perspective and have designed programs to help more of their fellow students earn a high school diploma. They will present their research and the status of their programs, as well as, ways community members can get involved to support their efforts.  Additionally, leaders from our community and beyond will put the work of students into the context of other efforts at the local, state and national level.

Websites and Social Media

Event Website

Website of ongoing student work that will be presented at the Summit


  • #GradDay2016
  • #StudentAll4Schools

Partner Twitter Account

Event Details

Local Sponsors & Co-Conveners
United Way Suncoast, Pinellas County Public Schools, Hillsborough County Public Schools

Featured Sessions
Breakout sessions will be led by students from selected high schools Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. These students have a desire to bring student voice and student leadership to policy in public education and have been working at the local level to do so. Participants will hear updates from schools that participated in the 2015 Tampa Community GradNation Summit as well as new work for students on both sides of the bay.