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Leadership St. Pete® Class of 2022 Waves of Inspiration Class Project

The LSP Class of 2022 is proud to announce the launch of its class project, “Waves of Inspiration,” to make significant capital improvements to the Clam Bayou Marine Education Center located in South St. Petersburg.

The Center is a community outreach and educational facility for programs that inspire youth to become active environmental and ocean stewards. Students are encouraged to learn more about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) — an especially critical mission for underserved communities that traditionally lack access to such programming. The Center also provides professional development to over a hundred teachers annually.

The core project mission is to enhance the outdoor spaces around the Clam Bayou Marine Education Center by May 2022 as a way to foster improved comfort, enjoyment, and by extension, enhanced learning.

Your donation makes a difference!  The LSP Class of 2022 relies on community support and donations to make the “Waves of Inspiration” project a reality.

Click here to donate to the LSP Class of 2022 through the Bay Area Chamber Foundation.

Project Goals

IMPROVE
Create cool, attractive surface areas to extend teaching and recreational space to outdoor areas during the hot summer months

TRANSFORM
Enhance accessibility through inviting connectors and pathways

UPGRADE
Improve landscaping with native Florida seaside plants to educate the youth about coastal ecology.

Get Involved

The LSP Class of 2022 will also be hosting fundraising events between March and May 2022 and welcome your presence and support of the community class project.

Previous Class Projects

The class project has become a cornerstone of the Leadership St. Pete experience. It affords the class an opportunity to develop personal leadership skills through the organization, planning, and implementation of a major project while also giving something back to our community in a meaningful and lasting way. To see an archive of previous projects, click below!

Support and Celebrate LSP's Class Project

Leadership St. Pete Class of 2022® relies on support from the community to fund the annual nonprofit community service project. Your donation to the Waves of Inspiration project will help fund critical improvements at Clam Bayou Marine Education Center.

Located in South St. Petersburg, the Center offers community outreach and education that inspire youth to become active environmental and ocean stewards. The program fosters Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) career pathways for students — an especially critical mission for underserved communities that traditionally lack access to such programming. Professional development programming is also provided to over a hundred local teachers annually to enrich lesson plans taught in local schools.

The facility is operated by the USF College of Marine Science in partnership with the City of St. Petersburg. The core project mission is to enhance the outdoor spaces around the Clam Bayou Marine Education Center by May 2022 as a way to foster improved comfort, enjoyment, and by extension, enhanced learning.

 

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