Programs & Services
April Cobb, MBA is a native of Tampa, FL. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from University of South Florida and a Masters in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources from the University of Phoenix. She also holds Florida teaching certificates in Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum and Prekindergarten/Primary Education and holds several other leadership certificates.
April is a 24 year veteran teacher in Hillsborough County Public Schools, where she currently serves 6th grade students at a Title 1, Transformation Network school. As a highly effective math teacher she understands the importance of connecting with youth and being culturally aware of her students’ needs in order to effectively teach them. Her passion and resilience afforded her with a nomination by her colleagues as the 2019 Teacher of the year and Ida S. Baker of the year, she also was the 2018 Irish 31 Cheers Service Award Recipient for Education, the recipient of the 2018 Black Girls Rock Tampa Bay for Education and Tau Beta Zeta Sorority as the Community Service recipient for 2019 and recently honored by the American Association of University Women as their 2020 Blue Ribbon recipient.
As a humanitarian and community servant, April advocates and provides life changing seminars and services for youth and women in her community through her own nonprofit organization B.E.A.U.T.E Blueprint Foundation Inc. BEAUTE Blueprint Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) education organization serving youth and women in the Tampa Bay Area, subsidiary for Blueprint4girls STEM+ Mentorship Program (B4G).
B4G STEM+ Mentorship Program strives at developing leaders through Literacy, Math, Love and STEM+. She believes that despite our upbringing, background or community, we all have been blessed with an equal opportunity to seek education and wealth. Her priority is to dismantle systemic barriers that prevent underserved girls from gaining exposure to STEM Career fields and improve their literacy skills by developing opportunities for them to discuss social issues that affect their personal lives, as well as their communities.
During her Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Breaks she takes youth on college tours in addition to visits to Tallahassee to provide them with an opportunity to engage in the political process and gain a firsthand understanding of the legislative branch of government. This field experience educates and empowers them to become informed, active citizens who are aware of the democratic processes that shape their communities and have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.
What We Do
Through our comprehensive mentorship program, we focus on three pillars: Literacy, Love, and STEM+. These pillars form the foundation of our approach to nurturing young minds and empowering them for a brighter future.
East Tampa Youth Corp
We are committed to bringing about positive social change for the young people in our community. Through collaboration with organizations dedicated to youth development, we strive to create a brighter future for all.
We aim to connect youth and their families to reputable organizations offering crucial assistance in areas of immediate need. We understand that accessing essential resources quickly can make a significant difference in the lives of individuals and families facing challenging circumstances.
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