Leaders for Our Future!
This is a Math-Art-Science-Technology-Reading (M.A.S.T.R.) Program designed to address the SPPF mission of advancing literacy and helping to close the achievement gap for our students. The program’s focus is on academic enrichment that nurtures future leaders.
Our students are active though we are not a recreational program. We understand the connection between physical and cognitive development. We believe leadership requires overall health – a Strong Mind and Body as well as a positive environment that builds self esteem.
Making Learning Fun!
M.A.S.T.R. Kids Programs are held at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church – 3300 31st Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712. We believe the change of setting allows us to set expectations for behavior and performance that are unique to our environment and shared by students from different schools. Our culture mandates that this is a safe space where everyone is supported.
Our academic enrichment activities enhance self esteem and encourage a love of learning. We also train students in key life skills (e.g. swimming, interviewing). We expose these future leaders to a broad array of experiences beyond their day-to-day community (e.g. field trips) by working with arts partners and community leaders. This is a fun way to learn!!