Since 1999, Pepin Academies has been a leader in charter school education for students with specific learning and learning-related disabilities. Pepin Academies currently serves 1,200 students across two counties at campuses in Tampa, Riverview, and New Port Richey. 

In 2008, the Pepin Transition Program was created to provide a comprehensive individualized program of vocationally based training in conjunction with life and job readiness courses for young adults ages 18 to 22. The program has since evolved to offer more opportunities at job sites to provide the hands-on, pre-vocational training opportunities necessary when developing employability and workforce transition skills. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to sponsor today!

If you have any questions about sponsoring, contact Don Orrico at [email protected]

$100,000 Match Campaign!

December 21, 2021

Donate between December, 21, 2021 and June 22, 2022 to double your gift. A generous Pepin Academies parent has agreed to match every dollar donated up to $100,000.00. Join us in this rare opportunity to double your investment in the students, families, and teachers of Pepin Academies! Your donation will help us continue to support the Pepin Academies vision of providing the best therapeutic learning environment for students with learning and learning related disabilities. Invest in Neurodiversity today! 

Donate Today by clicking the $100,000 Match Campaign Option!

Pepin Academies Foundation hosted its fourth webinar series, taking place at noon on December 20. This webinar series highlighted the end of 2021 giving and looking forward to the future. What does your family value the most? Are those values aligned for your goals next year? How do you ensure your family’s wealth is utilized for your intended purposes? Find out how to make a lasting impact as we enter 2022. All proceeds from this event will benefit Pepin Academies.

Want to make a difference with your 2021 giving? Donate between December, 21, 2021 and June 22, 2022 to double your gift. A generous Pepin Academies parent has agreed to match every dollar donated up to $100,000.00. Join us in this rare opportunity to double your investment in the students, families, and teachers of Pepin Academies! Your donation will help us continue to support the Pepin Academies vision of providing the best therapeutic learning environment for students with learning and learning related disabilities. Invest in Neurodiversity today! 

Donate Today by clicking the $100,000 Match Campaign Option!

The Pepin Academies Foundation hosted its third webinar in its webinar series, Planning for Life, on Tuesday, September 28. This webinar series highlighted the importance of legacy gifting. What does your family value the most? Are those values aligned across generations? How do you ensure your family’s wealth is utilized for your intended purposes? Find out how to make a lasting impact through legacy gifting. All proceeds from the event benefited Pepin Academies. 

Our goal is to have every classroom adopted! Any individual or business may sponsor or “adopt” a classroom to help equip teachers and students with needed school supplies for the 2021-2022 school year. We're thrilled to announce that we have raised $23,000 so far!

Once a classroom is adopted, 100% of your contribution goes directly towards academic enrichments. The teachers are given the opportunity to determine how best to spend the money in their classrooms, such as purchasing computer software, books, visual aids, and more. Together, we can continue to empower students with learning disabilities to maximize their potential in a positive educational environment! 

Give Today: https://conta.cc/2FQo5YZ!

$1,000 Per Classroom or $2,500 Across All Three Campuses.

The Pepin Academies Foundation hosted its second webinar in its webinar series, Planning for Life, on Monday, May 17. This webinar series highlighted the importance of planning for your special needs child’s future by thinking of thoughtful financial strategies, like special needs trusts, pooled trusts, ABLE accounts, and more. All proceeds from the event benefited Pepin Academies. 

The Pepin Academies Foundation is launching fundraising campaigns to help students and teachers with school supplies. 
Don Orrico, director of development for Pepin Academies said, "We're running two concurrent programs, 'Adopt-a-Classroom' and 'Adopt-a-Student.'" 

The 'Adopt-a-Student' funds will provide students with a backpack filled with needed school supplies. 

"The goal we have at Pepin Academics is to make sure that every student reaches their full potential in the most supportive environment possible," Jeff Skrownek, executive director of Pepin Academies Hillsborough school explained. 

The 'Adopt-a-Classroom' donations will furnish materials for teachers to enhance academic learning for students. 

"It’s expensive to purchase school supplies," Orrico shared. "It's expensive to get the type of specific type of supplies that our teachers need to educate our students." 

This is the first year for the community school drive for students with learning disabilities. 

"This kind of campaign gives us the opportunity to level the playing field for each student, so they can feel comfortable in their environment, not worrying about who has what, and who doesn't and focus on the education that is at hand," explained Skrownek. 

Lea Lewis is a teacher for Pepin Academies and sees the need first hand. "We have a classroom-based business called ‘Tees by Teens,’ where we specialize in customizing spirit shirts," Lewis said. "This campaign will allow us to expand this classroom-based business."  

A call for community help to support teachers and students in need. Pepin Academies has classes for 3rd graders to 12 graders. 

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