Head and Heart Awards Luncheon

Head and Heart Awards Luncheon

The Head and Heart Awards Luncheon is an annual event hosted by Frameworks of Tampa Bay. Every year, we bring in prestigious speakers to talk about the positive development of youth through social and emotional learning. During the luncheon we celebrate wonderful supporters and students who exemplify social and emotional learning competencies by awarding them the prestigious Head and Heart Award.

The 2018 luncheon will take place at TPepin Hospitality Center on May 9, 2018. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Tickets will be available for sale soon, but if you are interested in becoming a table sponsor for the event, please reach out to Community Engagement Director, Tammy Charles.


We are very excited to announce this year’s speaker, Jessica Lahey. Jessica Lahey is a teacher, writer, and mom. She writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for the Atlantic, Vermont Public Radio, and the New York Times and is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. She is a member of the Amazon Studios Thought Leader Board and wrote the educational curriculum for Amazon Kids’ The Stinky and Dirty Show.

Jessica earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts and a J.D. with a concentration in juvenile and education law from the University of North Carolina School of Law. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two sons and teaches high school English and writing in Vermont.