The stories behind The Foundation

In this section, we share a few of our favorite news stories and information as we partner with you to advance literacy and close the achievement gap for children in at-risk communities all around the world.

Featuring Future Leaders: Meet Isaiah & Kourtney

Meet Isaiah Tell us a little about yourself. I am Isaiah, and I am a preteen. I live with both my parents and four siblings. I am in the 7th grade. I attend church regularly and I admire our pastor. The position I play on my Varsity Pee Wee football team is defensive tackle. I

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Roots, Wings and Results

As our students returned to school with the pandemic still raging in our community, we took a moment to remind ourselves of our role. We ground our students by providing a loving community that celebrates a history which places them at its center. We prepare our students by setting high expectations and helping them develop the educational tools to exceed them!

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The August 2020 Community Buzz Newsletter is out now!

In this month’s newsletter: Return to School — Onsite or On-Line? This is the Question “What are we?” “Corona-Free!”; “How do we stay?” “Mask up all day!” STEAM — building skills while having FUN A blessed conversation with the elders Novartis CEO gives a lesson on vaccines Celebrating Our Readers! Read The August 2020 Newsletter

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Long Term Impact on Our Children

There is a clear national perspective suggesting that the families in communities like South St. Pete will be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 given the economic demographics.  The children/students of the community will likely struggle to overcome long term impacts.  These articles provide additional perspective. COVID-19 and the Impact on Communities of Color http://neatoday.org/2020/04/24/covid-19-and-communities-of-color/ Why covid-19

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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

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