St. Pete's Promise is a multi-faceted initiative aimed at turning students at-risk in St. Petersburg into students with promise, by providing our community with opportunities to invest in our schools, our teachers, and our children. Born from the groundbreaking Mayor's Mentors and More Program, through St. Pete's Promise the City of St. Petersburg has stepped outside the traditional role of city government to partner with the Pinellas Education Foundation and Pinellas County Schools to invest in improving the quality of education.
Aligned with the America's Promise Alliance, this St. Petersburg program was recognized recently by Colin Powell as the most successful community-based program to improve graduation rates in the United States. To see a video of the announcement visit http://www.americaspromise.org/Our-Work/100-Best-Communities-for-Young-People/Videos.aspx
St. Pete's Promise includes: recruiting and training mentors from our city; raising funds for college scholarships for low-income students; advocating for community support of our schools and teachers; providing grants for our outstanding teachers; and building close working relationships with Pinellas County Schools and our community partners.