Community Response Today
Our community is made of heroic parents and resourceful students. Most are employed but with limited assets and income. We strive to empower families by helping them sort through the barrage of messaging to find relevant services to stay afloat in this time of uncertainty.
What SPPF Has Done
- April 6th – began working with Feeding Tampa Bay to distribute meals to community children. Continuing through May 31st.
- March 30th – launched live remote learning classes for students enrolled in M.A.S.T.R. Kids after-school program. Continuing through May 31st.
- March 23rd to 30th – conducted live remote training sessions for parents and students to learn to access Pinellas County School System remote learning tools.
- March 16th to 23rd – conducted planning calls with families to ensure readiness for remote learning. Loaned 8 laptops to students unable to access through the schools.
Additional Community Services
- General Assistance including housing, bills, reemployment https://211tampabay.org/covid19/
- Food Specific support — https://211tampabay.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BreakSpot-Grab-Go-Meals-for-Kids-Flyer-English.pdf
- Pinellas County Education Support (All Remote this Summer — Summer Bridge, STEM Classes, etc. — https://www.pcsb.org/
What SPPF is Doing Going Forward
- On-site M.A.S.T.R. Kids Program grades K-8
- Only 50 students, limits by class. Waitlisting for most classes as of 5-26
- Following CDC guidelines as much as possible – limiting class sizes, daily temp checks required pre-admission, regular hand-washing, etc.
- Remote Learning pilot with Boys & Girls Club
Learn more about the Long-Term Impact for our Children