Initiatives

EACH OF OUR INITIATIVES FURTHERS OUR MISSION TO STRENGTHEN PUBLIC EDUCATION IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY THROUGH PROGRAMS THAT EMPOWER EVERY STUDENT TO SUCCEED.

We believe every student should have access to and equity of opportunity to benefit from a high-quality education.

By helping students to reach their fullest potential and supporting teachers by providing the resources necessary for student achievement, we are creating a thriving workforce of tomorrow and sustainable prosperity for Tampa Bay.

Mentor with student

Mentoring

A mentor can change a student’s life by giving just 1 hour a week. There is always a need for role models to help guide students' academic and personal growth.

Teachers shopping in the Teaching Tools Resource Center

School Supplies & Resources

Every student deserves access to basic school supplies to help them graduate prepared for success. Empowering teachers with the resources needed in the classroom is critical for student achievement.

Young boy student in black hoodie, sitting at table with young teacher standing over him pointing at notebook, Hillsborough Education Foundation

School & Classroom Enrichment

Funding for innovative projects provides students with unique learning opportunities and allows teachers to deliver meaningful, engaging lessons to improve student achievement.

Young woman student wearing forest green ARMY hoodie, holding yellow binder, standing in front of brown brick wall, Hillsborough Education Foundation

College & Career Readiness

Equipping students with valuable skills is vital for postsecondary, career and life success. Workshops, college tours, training programs and more enable students to explore career pathways and gain professional experience.

Young student at desk, writing in notebook, and young teacher, smiling, pointing at notebook, Hillsborough Education Foundation

Teacher Support & Recognition

Teachers never stop learning and can benefit from opportunities to further their knowledge of their profession. Along with district staff, they deserve recognition for their exceptional impact on students' success.