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Teen Climate Change Activist to Speak @ SPC Seminole on May 25th

Climate Change is one of the defining issues of our lifetime. How can we tackle this highly complicated problem? Is it possible for one individual to make a difference? Is there anything that a young Millennial can do to effect change?
Fortunately, there is hope and young people can definitely make an impact. 

A Miami teenager who founded her own non-profit to raise awareness of the risks of climate change and sea level rise will address St. Petersburg College students at 10:30 a.m. May 25 at the Seminole Campus. Delaney Reynolds, a published author and illustrator of three children’s books and a TEDx speaker, will talk about her work to get her generation involved in preventing catastrophic disaster from the impacts of climate change. The program, sponsored by the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions, will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in LI 270 at Seminole.

Please invite your students to participate and engage. Delaney is ready to inspire and converse with our students. Remember, engaged students are more likely to succeed @ SPC!

Fore more information, check out the link below:


January Civic Engagement Events (Ready, Set, Succeed)

Gadgets for Good

Throughout the month of January 2017, St. Petersburg College is partnering with eSmart Recycling to launch a grassroots effort to support kids in our local community who don’t have access to technology. This will be through the community outreach program Gadgets for Good.

Old laptops, computers, electronics, and tablets, regardless of their condition, can be donated from Jan. 1 – 30 at various SPC locations.

This campuswide initiative not only aims to solve a deep-rooted social problem. It is a testament of how private and public sectors can work together for the sustainable benefit of the community.

For more info, check out this link: Donating Gadgets for Good

Debate on Free Speech

January 19, 2017 @ Seminole Conference Center from 6-8pm

 Title: You Can’t Say That: Free Speech and the Social Sensitivity Movement on College Campuses

For more info, check out this link:

You Can’t Say That: Free Speech and the Social Sensitivity Movement

CCLCE Presents Mr. Joe Corbin: World War II Veteran & Motorcycle Escort to 5 US Presidents


SPC Seminole and the Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement is proud to present a special event with Mr. Joe Corbin. He is a World War II Veteran who witnessed the horrors of the Nazi death camps. After returning from the war, Mr. Corbin began an adventurous career with the DC Capitol Police as a Presidential Motorcyle escort. This thrilling and rewarding opportunity gave him the honor of working with 5 US Presidents. Given that Mr. Corbin valued community service so much, he was also intimately involved in mentoring at-risk students in his community. All in all, Mr. Corbin has amazing stories to share that not only bring history to life, but help everyone understand the value of public service and community engagement.

When: October 24th from 11am to 1230pm

Where: SPC Seminole, Digitorium

Constitution Day Poster Contest @ Seminole

Grab your colored pencils, markers, crayons, finger paints or watercolors and design a handmade poster showing how you and your family benefit from the freedoms embodied in the U.S. Constitution.


Return Your Poster To: UPC 337F by September 13th, 2016 at 5pm

Please, incorporate you name and phone number on the back page of your design


The contest will have a total of four winners, including a grand prize winner. All winners will be announced on September 15th, 2016. The Grand Prize winner will receive $150.  The next three winners will receive a prize at a value of $50.00 each. This will be in the form of a check or gift card. Gift cards will also be awarded to other participants as well.


Postponed until Oct 6th: Pinellas County Schools Mentorship Training @ Seminole Campus

Due to inclement weather, the Event below @ Seminole is postponed until Oct 6th. PCS schools are closed tomorrow.


We are excited to see our relationship with Pinellas County School Mentoring Program continue to expand to the Seminole Campus!

Pinellas County schools will have their next training on September 1st (this Thursday) at 12:30 pm in UP 239 @ Seminole. We will also be promoting the Take Stock Mentoring Program (which helps provide college scholarships for students) and the Lunch Pals Program. These are excellent programs that give our students and faculty the opportunity to give back to the community and help change lives. Studies provide clear evidence that students who have mentors attain better grades and have less disciplinary issues.

This is also an excellent way to incorporate civic engagement and service learning in the classroom.

We hope you will share this program with your students & faculty as well as anyone in the community!

Please register in advance (they want a head count). To register, call the Office of Strategic Partnerships, Family & Community Relations: 727-588-5050 or email Michelle Roberge at

Please see attached flyer.

Warm Regards,