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Grant helps at-risk students

Cyprus Initiative

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay supports local nonprofits through its competitive grants, which support new programs, emerging needs and innovative services.

The Cypress Initiative received $37,500 in grant funding as part of this grant cycle. Its Speaking to the Potential, Ability and Resilience Inside Every Kid (S.P.A.R.K) Mentoring Program increases the well-being of at-risk middle and high school students in Hillsborough County by teaching them how to take personal responsibility in their education and relationships.

The grant will help fund S.P.A.R.K Mentoring Programs in five SouthShore area schools.

Wilma Norton, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

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