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City of St. Petersburg's 2019 Youth Development Grant Applications Available

St. Petersburg, Fla. (March 12, 2019) - Today, the City of St. Petersburg released the applications for this year's cycle of Youth Development Grants - a city program providing opportunities for funding to non-profit local organizations, in good standing, who provide services to youth and are located within the municipal boundaries of St. Petersburg.

Applications for the Youth Program Development grants will be available online at starting March 12, 2019. Applicants should register at Applications are due Tuesday, April 23.

Said Mayor Kriseman, "I remain fully committed to the young people of the Sunshine City. My administration will continue to develop innovative, creative ways to provide opportunities for young people, especially those at-risk. Through the My Brother's and Sister's Keeper initiative, we will help young people develop marketable skills and expand job training opportunities. And we will do all of this while collaborating with our community partners. I hope you will consider joining us."

Started in summer 2016, the Youth Development Grant program is the fourth component of the My Brother's and Sister's Keeper (MBSK) initiative. Other programs beneath the MBSK umbrella are the Not My Son community canvass walks and intervention efforts, the Cohort of Champions youth training initiative, and the My Sisters Keeper Just Be U! Girls Conference.

There will be one voluntary information session for the community to learn more about the program are scheduled for Tuesday, March 19 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 9th Ave. N. FAQs will be available online after the voluntary Q&A information session.

For more information about the Youth Program Development Grants, contact Leah McRae, Director of Education and Community Engagement, at


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