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Youth Development Grants

The Youth Development Grant program is the fourth and newest component of My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper (MBSK). This program provides funding opportunities to local non-profit organizations who provide services to St. Pete youth and expands Mayor Kriseman's education and community iniatives designed to provide additional opportunities to the Sunshine City's youth and businesses.

The 2021 Youth Development Grant Program application period is open until Tuesday, June 1 at 12:00 p.m.

2021 Application

Public Information Sessions

Applicants may attend a voluntary Public Information Session listed below:

Session #1
DATE: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Meeting ID: 941 8302 7189

Session #2
DATE: Thursday, May 20, 2021
TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Watch the recorded meeting here
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To learn more about how Youth Development Grants are utilized, watch the Keep St. Pete Lit's Youth Development Grant testimonial video.

Youth Development Grant Review Committee

A 10 member Youth Development Grant Review Committeeconsisting of St. Pete residents and community members, participate in the review and selection process. To learn more about the committee, please read the Youth Development Grant Review Committee 2021 Goals. The committee uses the 2021-2022 Scoring Rubric to determine grant awardees.

2020 Youth Development Grant Recipients

Please see below for the list of organizations and their programs that recieved funds during the 2020 cycle, totaling $249,525.00 in support to St. Pete's youth organizations. 

Organization Program Award Amount
Bees Learning We Love Book's Literacy Program $25,000
Center for Academic Excellence Continuation of Sing Out and READ's Family Literacy Project at Jordan Park $24,879
Cloud Nine Outdoors Cloud Nine Outdoors Youth Year Round Outdoors and Education Program $19,102
Community Development and Training Center Inc. Tipping Point STEM $25,000
Golden Generations Inc. My Sistah's Place $25,000
Keep St. Pete Lit, Inc. St. Pete LitSpace Yough $25,000
Speakeasy M.E.D.I.A. Foundation 2020 MBSK Youth Development Grant $24,560
The Gathering of Women, Inc. The Gathering of Women Musician Program $10,573
Youth Development Foundation of Pinellas County Inc. AKA AKAdemy Global Leadership Program $20,160
Workforce Solutions of Tampabay, Inc. This Career Exploration $19,053
Junior League of St. Petersburg, FL Inc. Junior League of St. Peterburg's Care Fair $6,210
Harriet Tubman PTO Aftercare, Inc. Project4Life!!!! $24,988

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