We’re excited to report that Seema Ramroop and I met with this year’s class during their November program to officially kick off their class projects. Did you know that in Florida more than 3 million people are struggling with hunger and almost 1 million of those are children? This year, Leadership Pinellas asked the Class of 2018 to focus on the issue of hunger in Pinellas County. The board also requested they limit the number of projects to no more than four and that one be a hands-on project.
The LP board approved the class working with RCS and Dillinger Foundation, whose programs and mission are working to address hunger in our county. RCS has been helping feed the hungry for almost 50 years in our community and the Dillinger Foundation saw a need and partnered with the 6th District Public Defender’s Office to form the Nourish to Flourish program to feed the over 7,000 chronically hungry children in the Pinellas County area alone.
This year’s class is full of creative and compassionate leaders who already are busy planning what their projects will be and how they can make a real impact in their community. Please be on the lookout for upcoming class projects and events and ways that you can support them as they carry out Leadership Pinellas’ mission to develop and enhance community leadership by providing a diverse group of emerging and existing leaders with the opportunity to increase their community knowledge and civic network as well as perpetuate their service to the community.