Apply Now for the 23/24 MASTR Kids Afterschool Program

The 23/24 MASTR Kids Afterschool Program is now FULL.

All applications will be added to a waiting list.

Please choose the option below that best describes your relationship with the MASTR Kids Program:

Has ANY CHILD IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD ever APPLIED TO or ATTENDED a MASTR Kids Program in the last three years?”

YES, one of my children, or a child in my household, has previously APPLIED TO OR ATTENDED a MASTR Kids Program.

NO, none of my children, or children in my household, have ever APPLIED TO OR ATTENDED a MASTR Kids Program.

Act now!

Support your child in achieving Their potential.

If you live in South St. Petersburg and you believe your child can benefit from our M.A.S.T.R. Kids programs, please complete the application above.

Read carefully to choose the correct application!

You will be notified by email that your application has been received. If any additional information is required, someone from our team will reach out to you. If you are applying outside an application window, your application will be reviewed in the next enrollment period.

For the after-school program, the application window will remain open until capacity is reached.

Acceptance is based on space availability overall and within specific classes. We will maintain a waiting list once we reach capacity.

Familiarity and Continuity Enhance Learning

Research shows that students learn best in environments where they feel both comfortable and supported.  It takes time to build a supportive culture of learning where teachers and peers are trusted.  So, we want work with students on an ongoing basis and we give preference to students enrolled in one program and seeking to participate in the other.  For example, students enrolled in the After School Program are notified early about enrollment deadlines and changes in the Summer Program.

Ways You Can Help


Sponsor a student for the summer $2000; pay for a writing class $50. Anything you can afford helps us close the achievement gap for students!


Sponsor a student for the summer $2000; pay for a writing class $50. Anything you can afford helps us close the achievement gap for students!

Become a Partner

Sponsor a student for the summer $2000; pay for a writing class $50. Anything you can afford helps us close the achievement gap for students!

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Pam Williams

Chief Operating Officer

As COO, Pam ensures the organization’s financial, data, fundraising, and HR infrastructure is strong today and ready for scale that multiplies impact in the years ahead. Pam’s 30+ years of nonprofit experience started with the turnaround of an organization in financial crisis, leading to the launch of a consultancy providing training, transition, and turnaround services to nonprofits and associations in the US and East Africa. In 2016, Pam became COO/CFO for the first women’s college in Rwanda, leading an international team across 3 continents and overseeing administration, finance and operations as the business grew from 50 students to over 400. Pam’s work consistently reflects a commitment to equity.

Darren Hammond

Site Operations Leader

Darren Hammond is currently serving as the Site Operations Leader for the Shirley Proctor Puller Foundation. He is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education. He also holds a Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction, National Louis University, and an Education Specialist Degree (Ed. S) in Administration & Supervision, Nova Southeastern University. Darren spent 37 years with Pinellas County Schools transforming students to reach their ultimate learning potential using proven classroom strategies developed during his tenure in education. While working with Pinellas County Schools, he served as Teacher, Guidance counselor, Assistant Principal and as a Principal. Darren is a passionate educator who openly shares his love of learning with teachers, parents, and other educators! He was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Keisha Snead

Academic Leader

B.S. in Elementary Education,Cum Laude, FAMU 1996

I have served 24 years within the Elementary school setting in various instructional roles.  I have also served as the Mentor Coordinator for new and returning teachers. 

I have led professional development for faculty at several schools within Pinellas County.  I have coached colleagues in the understanding and delivery of the standards of reading and writing.  My love for learning is what drives my passion for teaching.  When I look into the eyes of a scholar who needs me, that is where I find my passion!