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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 MBSK Youth Development Grants, the Mayor’s Service Learning Initiative and ReadsToMe, a program pairing teen mentors with early readers. Below is more information about three of those initiatives:

What are Youth Development Grants?

The city continues to expand the Mayor’s education and community initiatives designed to provide additional opportunities to our youth and businesses. The fourth and newest component of My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper (MBSK) is the Youth Development Grant program. Visit the MBSK page for more details. 

Youth Development Grant 2018 Application 
Youth Development Grant 2018 Application - Word

In addition, an 8-member Youth Development Grant Review Committee, consisting of St. Petersburg residents, participates in the selection process. To learn more about the grant review committee, please review the YDGRC Member Goals and Responsibilities.

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.

Request a School Tour

The City of St. Petersburg welcomes all students to tour City Hall! Guided tour through City Hall give students the opportunity to learn about the rich culture of St. Petersburg, the Mediterranean style of the building and city government. Please plan for the tour to last approximately 1 hour. To request a tour, fill out the form below and a member of the marketing team will contact you to schedule.

Request a Tour

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