When you host an event or organize a fundraiser for Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg, not only are you or your organization – as the host – making a real difference, but so is every attendee. It’s an event with a purpose! A third party fundraiser can be as simple as a birthday wish campaign using social media, or more formal such as hosting others in your home to learn about Academy Prep.

We’ve created some policies and best practices to help support you and make your fundraiser the best it can be. If you are interested in helping Academy Prep by hosting a fundraiser, please contact Layla Souchet, Development Coordinator, at 727-322-0800 ext. 2140 or

Are you already planning something to benefit our amazing students? Please complete this Third Party Event Form and return to Layla Souchet at We will be in touch to talk more about your exciting ideas soon!

Want to help but not sure where to start? Here are some ideas!

  • Are you planning on running a race this year? Why not run for a cause? We can set you up with your own fundraising page which you can customize throughout your training.
  • You already have everything you need for your birthday/anniversary/graduation, etc. – instead, how about asking for gifts to Academy Prep in honor of your celebration? We can create a personalized donation form for you to share with friends and family.
  • Our students attend school 11 hours a day – why not host an 11-hour fundraising drive? Ask your colleagues, friends, and family to give $11 and ask 11 others to do the same in support of Academy Prep students. Your 11-hour drive event could even end with a celebratory gathering, and we can help provide you with invitations, thank you cards, program samples, and more!
  • You already know Academy Prep is the best kept secret in St. Petersburg – why not share it with others? We can help you plan a Discover Academy Prep event in your home or office. Contact Layla Souchet at for details on the Discover Academy Prep event opportunity.