The Leadership St. Pete® (LSP) Class of 2018 will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 29, 4:30-6:30pm, with words from St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Chris Steinocher. Mayor Kriseman along with the Leadership St. Pete® Class of 2018 graduates, the LSP planning committee of 2018, and the SailFuture residents and staff will be present.
Tours of the Leadership St. Pete® Class of 2018’s completed projects will occur during the celebration, including the newly constructed workshop and dock. Light refreshments will be served. The class will also take this opportunity to acknowledge all of the generous donations and support from the community.
“Now that the Class of 2018 has completed the construction of a workshop and dock to improve the educational facility at SailFuture, the work has only just begun. SailFuture is expanding and many of our class members will continue to work alongside the organization to help ensure a brighter future for some of our community’s most at-risk youth,” says Leadership St. Pete® Class of 2018 class member, Irena Karolak.
More information can be found at Facebook.com/leadershipstpete.
Please direct media inquiries regarding LSP to one of the following media contacts:
LSP Marketing Committee Chair
Chair, LSP Class of 2018
Chair-Elect, LSP Class of 2019
SailFuture’s mission is to fundamentally change the life trajectory of every youth served by empowering them to change their behavior, improve their self-concept, and overcome deeply seeded trauma. Founded in 2013 initially as an after-school mentoring program for at-risk youth, the organization now operates a licensed, specialized residential care facility in St. Petersburg, FL for teenage foster youth. The program leverages challenging sailing experiences, counseling, experiential education, and long-term housing to help some of society’s most challenging boys develop into independent young men. To learn more, visit www.SailFuture.org.
About Leadership St. Pete®
The mission of LSP is to identify, recruit and develop leaders who represent the diversity of our city and who will assume future leadership roles in our community. The LSP program is made possible through the generous support of community partners like Duke Energy, Eckerd Leadership Development Institute, Heritage Insurance and Collaborative Labs at St. Petersburg College, Patron Sponsors of the Class of 2018. Learn more at www.leadershipstpete.com.
About the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®, originally founded in 1899, now serves over 1,300 member businesses and organizations. Continually identifying ways to create and enhance opportunities to do business in St. Petersburg, the Chamber works to improve the local economic climate and to build a thriving business environment. The Chamber represents perspectives of local business in St. Petersburg, providing and fostering leadership on important business and community issues. Information is available at stpete.com.