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The city of St. Petersburg works with students, families, educators and faculty, as well as community groups and leaders to advocate on behalf of St. Petersburg’s public schools. The city’s commitment to education encompasses:

The city’s role in education involves implementation of programs such as the Mayor’s Service Learning Initiative and ReadsToMe, a program pairing teen mentors with early readers. Below is more information about two of those initiatives:

What is the Mayor’s Service Learning Challenge?

Sponsored by the Pinellas Education Foundation, the Mayor’s Service Learning Challenge provides start-up funding of up to $500 to elementary, middle and high schools in the St. Petersburg area for the purpose of creating sustainable service learning projects to benefit the school community or the community at large. During the 2015-2016 academic year, six St. Petersburg-area public schools received grants through this program.

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