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For Good: Big-hearted kids at The Kind Mouse Productions help Pinellas hungry

Since 2012 The Kind Mouse has helped over 100 families with food, pet food and housewares through their Transitional Family Program, and Mouse Nibbles has provided more than 12,000 hungry kids with food for the weekend.

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Moving to Tampa, St. Pete: How to plug into local sailing scene

What makes the Tampa Bay Area a port of call for so many sailors? Whether you’re a cruiser, a kid, an expert sailor or a true beginner with dreams of the open Gulf, this is a great place to embark. Cue Styx on the playlist -- let’s sail away.

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Local STEM thought leaders rally support to create space for youth to study robotics

The goal? To create a space where Tampa-area youths can work on robotics projects, test their creations, and plug into a rich network of mentors and resources.  

Our Lady of Guadalupe in Wimauma.

On The Ground: Exploring faith, diversity and unity in Wimauma

What do the churches of Wimauma say about its diverse population and community challenges? It seems everyone has the same concerns and wants solutions for the entire community. 

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Libraries shake things up with 3D imaging, innovative programs for all ages, abilities

If it's been a while since you've visited your local library, you may be pleasantly surprised to find a whole lot more than books. Think maker spaces and tech hubs as seen in Clearwater and throughout the Tampa Bay Area.

Curtis, Kimberly and Caleb Darby are graduates of the Family Promise of Pinellas County program.

For Good: Family Promise works with interfaith congregations to help homeless families

Fourteen host congregations set up make-shift living quarters for homeless families inside their houses of worship. Volunteers take turns supplying the guests three meals a day, as well as helping in whatever ways are needed, including taking kids to school, donating personal and household items, or offering social and emotional support. 

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Pik My Kid: Local startup streamlines school dismissal process

Frustrated by your child's after-school car line? There's an app for that. Bay Area startup PikMyKid is digitizing and streamlining the school dismissal process.

Ansberto Vallejo speaks at the Not Your Average Speakers event in Wimauma.

Seeking a united front in Wimauma: Not Your Average Speakers On The Ground in Wimauma

Not Your Average Speakers: Political clout, unity, education and job training are key to shaping the future for Wimauma residents, a diverse mix of immigrants, Hispanics, blacks and whites, as development encroaches on the rural community in South Hillsborough County..

Julia Sarmiento speaks at the Not Your Average Speakers event in Wimauma.

Buscando un frente unido en Wimauma: Voces Excepcionales On The Ground en Wimauma

Voces Excepcionales: Influencia política, unidad, educación y capacitación para el trabajo son clave para forjar el futuro de los residentes de Wimauma, una mezcla de inmigrantes, hispanos, negros y blancos, mientras el desarrollo alcanza a la comunidad rural enclavada en el sur del Condado de Hillsborough.

Student built robots face-off at the start of a match.

Founder voices: Terri Willingham of The Eureka! Factory, Roboticon, Gulf Coast Makercon

Drone races, creating robots, developing games, etc. Learn how The Eureka Factory is churning out new and innovative activities to get kids engaged in technology, math and science. 

Maestra dedica su vida a inspirar niños y adultos en Wimauma

Maestra jubilada Margaret Claritt todavía vive, enseña y es voluntaria en Wimauma porque esa comunidad rural en el sur del Condado de Hillsborough sigue enfrentando grandes desafíos y para encontrar respuestas se requiere dedicación y perseverancia personal.

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Wimauma kids create artsy cards for holiday season

The specially designed holiday cards are sold in 10-unit packages, which allows the buyer to pick an individual design for all of them, or pick a different design for each of them.

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Niños de Wimauma crean artísticas tarjetas navideñas

Las tarjetas de Navidad especialmente diseñadas se venden en paquetes de 10 unidades, y el comprador tiene la opción de seleccionar un solo diseño para todas las tarjetas, o elegir un diseño diferente para cada una de ellas.

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Wimauma students on a path to college education

Students from Wimauma and other lower-income neighborhoods in the Tampa Bay area participate in classes at Berkeley Prep that are designed to prepare them to pursue higher education.

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Estudiantes de Wimauma en camino a la educación universitaria

Estudiantes de Wimauma y otras áreas de bajos ingresos en la bahía de Tampa participan en clases del programa Berkeley Academy diseñadas con la intención de prepararlos para la educación superior.
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