Partners

Space

The congregation of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church has been a HUGE supporter of M.A.S.T.R. Kids since 2018. The church allows SPPF to utilize its bright, beautiful, learning space to host our after school program and our summer camp. We also utilize the buses for field trips in summer. Many congregation members also help support the program in a variety of ways.

Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church is our newest location and supporter of the M.A.S.T.R. Kids program. 

Vision

Our friend Joanne Lighter always says “if a child can’t see, they can’t read.” We partner with Preserve Vision Florida to ensure every student can see.

Food

Children learn best when they are not distracted by physical needs like hunger. Our programs require a lot of snacks year round! These are provided to us by the Florida Department of Health’s After School Meals Program and our friends at The Kind Mouse. We also provide breakfast and lunch during the summer as a Pinellas County Summer Meal Program site.

Dance/Art

Artz4Life Academy is a special dance organization with a mission “to ignite the flame for learning, embrace diversity and develop the skills to be resilient…” Florida Craft Art is also a really special environment which is the only statewide nonprofit representing Florida’s fine craft artists and is one of the only art organizations in St. Petersburg that is free to the public, open year-round, seven days a week. SPPF shares a philosophy of strengthening minds through physical and creative growth. We work together to enable M.A.S.T.R. Kids.

Professional Development

SPPF is fortunate to participate in the Florida Grade-Level Reading Campaign. As a result, we benefit from the collaborative efforts, resources, materials and professional development activities sponsored by Florida GLR throughout the year.

Ways You Can Help

Donate

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!

Volunteer

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!

Become a Partner

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!

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Keisha Snead

SPPF Academic Leader

B.S. in Elementary Education,Cum Laude, FAMU 1996

I have served 24 years within the Elementary school setting in various instructional roles.  I have also served as the Mentor Coordinator for new and returning teachers. 


I have led professional development for faculty at several schools within Pinellas County.  I have coached colleagues in the understanding and delivery of the standards of reading and writing.  My love for learning is what drives my passion for teaching.  When I look into the eyes of a scholar who needs me, that is where I find my passion!