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LARGO, FL (September 18, 2019) - Pinellas County Schools has announced plans to build a new middle school in collaboration with a YMCA facility on the former Riviera Middle School site in northeast St. Petersburg. The School District submitted a joint development proposal to the Florida Department of Education, which was recently approved.

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St. Petersburg, FL (July 9, 2019) – On Wednesday, July 24 from 5:30PM to 8:00PM, the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg will host its annual Spelling Bee Finals at YMCA at Lealman Exchange, located at 5175 45th St. North in St. Petersburg. During the summer, a student’s achievement score declines on average by one month’s worth of school-year

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Stay connected with the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg - download the NEW app before April 12, 2019. The new version of our app is now available for Apple and Android.

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On March 2, the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg hosted the 12th annual YMCA Spin-A-Rama event, supporting those in cancer recovery. The Jim & Heather Gills YMCA and Bardmoor YMCA, located in St. Petersburg & Largo respectively, hosted hundreds of dedicated riders who rode for this cause. Together they raised more than $45,000 in donations. Donations

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The YMCA Of Greater St. Petersburg is proud to announce the appointment of Shiloh Capone as Director of Literacy. In this role, she will build on the success of the YMCA Reads! program, expanding literacy initiatives throughout the association.

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The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg is excited to welcome Dorothy Thomas as Executive Director of Early Learning! She will be overseeing the operation of all three YMCA Preschool Academies, including the new Lealman YMCA Preschool Academy opening in January, leading our Y in our mission of Youth Development.

Originally from Miami, Dorothy has worked in early childhood education for more than 30 years. Under her leadership, early learning centers have achieved many accreditations, including those from National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE), Florida Coalition of Christian Private Schools Accreditation (FCCPSA) and Florida Gold Seal Certification.

Please join us in welcoming Dorothy to the Y family!

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The iconic Finance Park at the Gus A. Stavros Institute in Largo has a new resident as the YMCA joined the Pinellas Education Foundation in cutting the ribbon on a new storefront today. The YMCA’s sponsorship of the Pinellas Education Foundation’s Finance Park program represents a ten year commitment to the program. Established by the Pinellas

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The YMCA Safety Around Water program continues to expand in the Tampa Bay area thanks to the Florida Blue Foundation and a collaborative effort between five YMCA associations.

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