School Counseling Services
Profferfish: Student Bright Futures Community Service Tool
The way students, counselors and parents access and log community service hours is changing. Student are now encouraged to use the Community Service Ecosystem— Profferfish, an innovative online platform which will change student community service from a reactive process to a proactive journey, and best of all, it’s FREE to all Hillsborough County Public School students!
Since implementing Profferfish in our district, more than 8,165 students have signed up and have access to more than 550 newly counselor approved nonprofits and their 1,200 newly approved associated service opportunities.
At the start of the 2020-2021 school year, all high schools in Hillsborough County Public Schools will be using the Profferfish platform for all Community Service needs.
Our district will keep College and Career Counselors, students, and families updated when the Bright Futures state office makes decisions about virtual volunteer opportunities and requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As always, do not hesitate to reach out to your College Career Counselor for support or designee.
How do I sign up?
A Customized solution for Florida Bright Futures
Provides a simple and efficient process for students and counselor to be 100% compliant with the Florida Bright Futures statute.
Provides every student easy access to accomplish the community service hours necessary to pursue a post-secondary education in Florida.
Saves Significant Money & Time
Saving students time by filling out online via the Profferfish platform. Saving counselors time with online documentation and review. Reducing costs by moving all reporting online and eliminating paperwork.
Solution for Students & Parents
- Paperless, secure cloud-based platform
- Discover local nonprofits
- Electronic signatures
- 24/7 access
- Scholarship information
- Search and Log your hours: https://profferfish.com/
- Information about Florida Bright Futures: https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPBFMAIN/SAPBFMAIN
- Students, contact your College Career Counselor for support with this new Bright Futures Community Service Tool: https://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/doc/list/school-counseling-services/resources/52-248/
“Communicating with students is quick and simple thanks to Profferfish. I can ask questions to students through Edsby and make edits through the Profferfish platform. I used to spend 3 days each month cleaning up community service forms and now I spend an hour or less per week! And if have questions, Profferfish is right there to support me—solving my problems and coming up with solutions quickly.”
- Helen Turnquist, College and Career Counselor at Alonso High School
“What I like about Profferfish is the fact that it’s an easy for all students to use the platform— it’s readily available and accessible. Students are working with their peers to log their hours and building relationships with community leaders to find out about volunteer opportunities they read within the platform.”
- Linda Hacker, College and Career Counselor at Newsome High School
District partners and proud supporters of this initiative