At the core of the legacy was nurturing curiosity through reading and telling stories together. Let’s pass it on …


Our M.A.S.T.R. Kids Programs – Math, Art, Science, Technology & Reading – nurture curiosity and a love of learning with Literacy and STEAM curriculum that develops both sides of the brain!


Despite their capabilities, most students attending community schools in South St. Petersburg are significantly underperforming national peers. Low literacy rates are a common outcome with only 23% of third graders in these schools reading at grade level.


SPPF M.A.S.T.R. Kids Program provides personalized learning in a fun environment — our Math, Art, Science, Technology and Reading curriculum is designed to address skill gaps while fostering a love of learning.



of students avoid summer learning loss


of students advanced a full grade level in eight weeks!


of students demonstrated learning gains in reading this summer

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Ways You Can Help


Sponsor a student for the summer $2000; pay for a writing class $50. Anything you can afford helps us close the achievement gap for students!


Tell us your area of interest and availability, we’ll let you know when and where! Our focus is on academic outcomes so we’re always in need of teachers and volunteers with passion to help students learn and explore through reading, math, science and/or arts

Become a Partner

Our emphasis on literacy and STEAM means we are very interested in collaboration! Let us know if you have an Arts or Technology program that would stimulate new learning for our students.


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