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City of St. Petersburg Launches Girls Cohort, Entrepreneurial Training Program for Young Women

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (February 4, 2020) – Yesterday, the City of St. Petersburg launched the Girls Cohort of Champions, a youth training program that offers support by way of educational, entrepreneurial, workforce and enrichment training opportunities for young women ages 12-16.

This new program is nested within the City’s My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper (MBSK) initiative, which was first established by President Barack Obama to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color, and to ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. St. Pete not only adopted the initiative but expanded the program to include young girls.

The City of St. Petersburg works with nonprofit community organizations to connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and teach the skills necessary to start a career or go to college or technical school, and start a business. Through workshops, cohort members gain real life experiences, learn how to implement real world business principles, and gain an understanding of the importance of serving the community.

For more information about Girls Cohort and other MBSK programs, visit

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