People & Partners
Meet the People & Partners Who Help Us Thrive
In order to ensure that all children in Pinellas County are ready for kindergarten, we rely on a diverse group of partners, committees, and individuals. Together, we can best align efforts and resources to make sure the right help gets in front of the right people — as efficiently as possible.
Comprising key players in the early childhood landscape, the Thrive By Five steering committee provides strategic guidance, direct access to a breadth of knowledge and resources, and unique opportunities to collaborate and align endeavors.
USF Family Studies Center
Early Learning Coalition
LSF Head Start/COQEBS
Juvenile Welfare Board
Pinellas Education Foundation
Pinellas County Schools
Florida Department of Health Pinellas
Retired Early Childhood Education Professor
Directions for Living
Community Foundation Tampa Bay
USF Family Study Center
St. Petersburg College
Early Learning Director
As part of the formula to achieve this critical work, Thrive By Five has established Project Teams, dedicated to focus areas identified through comprehensive research and strategic planning, and run by passionate volunteers and staff from a range of organizations and businesses.
Supporting family-friendly workplaces and private sector champions of early education
Children & Caregiver Success
Ensuring equitable access to quality programs while hearing and responding to specific needs of families in Pinellas County
Working together to streamline processes for families to access services
Building public will for prioritizing early childhood as a community value
Thrive By Five engages hundreds of stakeholders countywide, including local influencers, social and human services providers, education/nonprofit leaders, government officials, and business and civic organizations. Together, we can better pinpoint opportunities for our resource-rich community to work more collaboratively and effectively to meet the needs of Pinellas County's children.