Community Involvement

  • Community involvement in our public school system is an integral part of our school system. Alachua County's parents, college students, retirees, interested citizens, community and service organizations as well as businesses donate their time and talents to public schools as:

    • Tutors
    • Mentors
    • PTA/PTSA Members
    • Resource Speakers
    • Business Partners
    • Classroom Helpers
    • Rockin' Readers
    • Clerical Assistants
    • School Advisory Council Members

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    Program Enhancement
    Student learning is enhanced by school volunteers and business partners working with school personnel to enrich the educational opportunities for students. School volunteers assist in:

    Instructional Programs

    • Basic Curriculum Skills
    • Bilingual Programs
    • Career Awareness
    • Curriculum Enhancements
    • Environmental Awareness
    • Exceptional Student Education
    • Fine Arts
    • Fitness and Health
    • Junior Achievement Projects
    • Million Minutes of Reading
    • Pre K/Early Intervention
    • Substance Abuse Prevention
    • Technology

    Support Services

    • Advisory Councils
    • Clerical Assistance
    • Clinical/Health Program
    • Field Trips
    • Fundraising
    • Guidance
    • Intergenerational Programs
    • Job Shadowing
    • Media Centers
    • Mentoring/Motivation
    • Recognition
    • Scholarships
    • School Improvement

    School Volunteer Program Statistics for 2017-18

    • More than 22,500 volunteers gave over 625,000 documented hours of service to 40 schools and centers.
    • Over 380 local businesses & organizations served as Partners in Education, providing resources to our schools valued at over $3.4 million.
    • Forty-two Alachua County schools received the State of Florida Golden School Award for outstanding community involvement. 
    • Approximately 500 college mentors were paired with at-risk students, serving as positive role models and encouraging friends.
    • The Community Resource Volunteer Program provided more than 4,360 enrichment programs in classrooms throughout the school district. 
    • Almost 1,000 volunteers served as mentors.
    • Over 3,000 college students were placed as volunteers in the public schools, working with children needing individual help.