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11/14/2016 Member News
New Program for Youth: Apply Now for Cohort of Champions

The City seeks 100 participants for the inaugural Cohort of Champions Initiative, a unique training opportunity for 100 young men, ages 12 to 24. Parents/guardians, teachers, adults are encouraged to think of someone they can nominate!

Learn more in this short video:

Cohort of Champions Youth Training Initiative
Applications are being accepted through November 30, 2016

Young men, ages 12 to 24, are invited to apply for this unique workforce development program to support education, develop character, provide hands-on experience and career readiness. The signature program of the city’s My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper initiative features Educational, Entrepreneurial Training and Enrichment Programs:

-After-School Employment Training
-Second Chances Programs
-Post-Secondary Opportunities
-Career Readiness Training
-Entrepreneurship Training
-Sports and Team-Building Outings
-Healthy Cooking and Eating
-Mentoring and Role Modeling
-Wrap-around support services and workshops for members and entire family

Recruitment is open through Nov. 30!
-Apply Now to be a part of the first Cohort of Champions Youth Training Initiative

Applications available at St. Petersburg Recreation Centers, Community Libraries and online at

St. Petersburg’s one-year program begins in January 2017. For more about the program, workforce development and training for young men, contact Rev. Kenny Irby at 727-893-7808. # # # MEDIA1