School-Based Programs

Community Partners of South Florida (CP) provides quality school-based programs for Palm Beach County youth.

We have several school-based programs to meet every child’s need including:

  • Mentoring programs at three elementary schools and one middle school 
  • After-school Youth Enrichment Academies (YEA) at two elementary schools
  • Teen Outreach Program (TOP) clubs at various middle and high schools

Mentoring at CP aims to link children with caring adults committed to their social and emotional development. The goal of the mentoring program is to build protective factors, foster a sense of connectedness, and support the social-emotional learning through a supportive, positive adult mentor/mentee relationship.  

We operate four mentoring programs across the School District of Palm Beach County:

Launched as a part of a full-service community school initiative in 2009, the mentoring program improves the protective factors for children through a supporting and caring mentor/mentee relationship. Located at Highland Elementary, the program supports 30 matches annually.

Who is eligible?

Mentee: Any Highland Elementary student entering the third grade by September is eligible to apply for a mentor for the new school year.

Mentor: We have volunteer opportunities for adults 18 years and older. Mentors must complete an interview and a Level 2 FBI background check.  The mentor will be supervised, trained, and supported in order to provide an optimal mentoring experience for the child.

How do we get started?

E-mail the director at [email protected] or call 561.202.0557.

The mentoring program improves the protective factors for children through a supporting and caring mentor/mentee relationship. Located at Lake Worth Middle School, Mentoring at Lake Worth Middle supports 12 matches annually.

Who is eligible?

Mentee:  Any Lake Worth Middle School student is eligible to apply for a mentor.

Mentor: We have volunteer opportunities for adults 18 years and older. Mentors must complete an interview and a Level 2 FBI background check.  The mentor will be supervised, trained, and supported in order to provide an optimal mentoring experience for the child.

How do we get started?

E-mail the director at [email protected] or call 561.202.0557.

The mentoring program improves the protective factors for children through a supporting and caring mentor/mentee relationship. Located at Pioneer Park Elementary, the program supports 20 matches annually.

Who is eligible?

Mentee: Any Pioneer Park Elementary student entering the third grade by September is eligible to apply for a mentor by the new school year.

Mentor: We have volunteer opportunities for adults 18 years and older. Mentors must complete an interview and a Level 2 FBI background check.  The mentor will be supervised, trained, and supported in order to provide an optimal mentoring experience for the child.

How do we get started?

E-mail the director at [email protected] or call 561.993.8648.

The mentoring program improves the protective factors for children through a supporting and caring mentor/mentee relationship. Located at Pahokee Elementary, the program supports 12 matches annually.

Who is eligible?

Mentee: Any Pahokee Elementary student entering the third grade by September is eligible to apply for a mentor by the new school year.

Mentor: We have volunteer opportunities for adults 18 years and older. Mentors must complete an interview and a Level 2 FBI background check.  The mentor will be supervised, trained, and supported in order to provide an optimal mentoring experience for the child.

How do we get started?

E-mail the director at [email protected] or call 561.449.1892.

The Youth Enrichment Academies (YEA)  are licensed after-school programs serving school-aged children aged 5 - 12 years.  Children enjoy a wide variety of activities and programming that develop the assets in youth which lead to resilience and success.  

We operate two after-school programs in the School District of Palm Beach County:

The Pioneer Park Youth Enrichment Academy (PPYEA) is located at Pioneer Park Elementary school. Our family-centered Youth Enrichment Academy  program is open daily from 2 to 6 p.m. during the school year and all day for nine weeks of summer camp.  

Who is eligible?

All students at Pioneer Park Elementary ages 5 – 12 years old are eligible for PPYEA. 

How do we get started?

Email the coordinator at [email protected].

The Pahokee Youth Enrichment Academy (PYEA) is located at Pahokee Elementary school. Our family-centered Youth Enrichment Academy  program is open daily from 2 to 6 p.m. during the school year and all day for nine weeks of summer camp.  

Who is eligible?

All students at Pahokee Elementary ages 5 – 12 years old are eligible for PYEA.

How do we get started?

Email the director at [email protected].

The Teen Outreach Program (TOP®) is a youth development program that uses a teen club model.  TOP® can help teens develop healthy behaviors and life skills while giving the teen a sense of purpose.  TOP® has been proven to empower teens, so they can lead successful lives and help build strong communities.  The program has been proven to help reduce teen pregnancy, lower the risk of school suspension, and increase school success among participating youth.  

Teens from 6-12th grades are eligible to participate.  The teen must attend the school where the TOP® club is located. 

Email the director at [email protected] or call at 561.841.3500 ext. 2261.