Another Smart Start for Neighborhood Kids

by | Aug 17, 2022 | Education, Healthy Community, Thank You | 0 comments

Thanks to the faithful donors who assisted in the most successful Start Smart Education Essentials Campaign to date! Because of you (as of August 16), 141 neighborhood kids started school prepared. In addition to providing backpacks, school supplies, and uniforms, donations allow PSM to provide reliable, secure, managed technology for its year-round after-school program!

Special thanks to the churches, organizations, and companies that went above and beyond this year to assist children and teenagers through Start Smart including: Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Highlands Church of Christ, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Grace City Church, The Rock Community Church, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Strong Tower Church, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Christ Community Presbyterian Church, Lockheed Martin, Pure Barre, and more!

PSM wishes students and teachers a wonderful school year!


Parker Street Ministries (PSM) is a 501c3 nonprofit in Lakeland, Florida that follows a Gospel-centered model characterized by living, listening, affirming dignity, and building community together in and through the Parker Street neighborhood. For more than two decades, PSM’s vision has been to see a city transformed by the power of the Gospel through building champions who make possible desirable neighborhoods, lifetime learners, financial sustainability, and healthy communities for all.