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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay

813-769-3600

bbbstampabay.org

  • Provides both children and mentors the essential tools to develop lifelong, purposeful relationships.

 

Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay

813-875-5771

www.bgctampa.org

After-school and holiday programs for school-age children at various locations in Hillsborough County. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Programs and services include:

  • Education and Career

  • Arts

  • Character and Leadership Development

  • Health and Life Skills

  • Sports, Fitness and Recreation

  • Computerrific

 

CareerSource

813-930-7571

www.careersourcetampabay.com/pages/youth_career_planning

  • WIOA Youth Training: Young Talent Tampa Bay 18-24 years/out of school. Career Exploration, Employability Skills Training (Financial Literacy, Career Coaching and Guidance) Tuition Assistance, Limited Supportive Services, Paid Work Experience and On-the-Job Training Referrals.

  • STEM TEC: 14-17 years/Hillsborough Co. resident. Provides career exploration and workplace readiness training. Hands-on workplace readiness training, teambuilding, goal setting and personal motivation, in addition to employer site visits as job shadowing experiences in STEM specific fields.

Computer Mentor Group

813-236-1191

www.computermentors.org/programs-2/

  • Teen Tech: Guides students through Microsoft Certifications in the Microsoft Office Productivity Suite, Web Applications, Software Development, Network, Security, Server. Students are assigned to a mentor who helps them in a self-paced environment. Microsoft Certifications makes the students attractive candidates for internships and employment in the information technology industry.

  • Kidscope: Cutting-edge curriculum to teach middle-schoolers STEM through programming.

  • Computer Lab: Available for community members to access internet and also serves as an DCF Access location.

 

Frameworks of Tampa Bay (Formerly Ophelia Project)

813-514-9555, ext. 109

www.myframeworks.org

  • LifeSkills Training: Evidence-based curriculum for middle schoolers. Substance abuse prevention program that focuses on the psychological and social factors that cause individuals to engage in risky behaviors (i.e., substance abuse, violence, etc.). The curriculum consists of 18 lessons, which focus on engaging adolescents to provide them with the confidence and skills necessary to handle various challenging situations.

  • School-Connect: High school research-based program that targets students in grades 9-12. Goal is to increase students’ sense of belonging and connectedness to school. There are 60 lessons designed to improve high school students’ social, emotional, and academic skills and strengthen relationships between students and teachers.

  • Community Building Sessions: Help in developing a positive classroom community where students feel they belong, are significant members of the group, and build connections with peers.

  • Teens In Action: 10 month coed social and emotional learning and civic engagement leadership program for high school students. Develops strong social and emotional intelligence (EQ) and teaches the importance of life-long philanthropy and civic engagement.

  • PATHS: Evidence-based curriculum that promotes social and emotional learning; Preventing or reducing behavioral and emotional problems in youth.

 

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

1-800-881-GIRL (Toll-free) or local 813-281-GIRL (4475)

www.gswcf.org

  • Prepares girls for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure in a safe, no-limits place designed
    for and by girls.

 

Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative—Teen Programs

813-273-3652

www.hcplc.org/teens

  • Teen Advisory Board (TAB): A group of young adults from grades 7 to 12 who meets regularly and provides programming suggestions, recommends materials like fiction, graphic novels, and music, and gives input for ways to entice other teens to visit the library.

  • TABs are a great way to earn community service hours, develop leadership skills, and make new friends. Visit or contact your local branch and ask how to join.

 

Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

813-605-1764

jatampabay.org/programs

  • Offers over 20 experiential, hands on programs that help students, grades k-12, discover and apply entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy concepts and skills.

 

St. Joseph’s Children’s Wellness and Safety Center – Adolescent Programs

813-615-0589

www.baycare.org/sjch/services/childrens-health/our-specialties/childrens-wellness-and-safety-center

  • Life Choices: Ages 12-14. This two-day class is for older middle school students. Material covered includes decision-making, goal-setting, puberty, sexuality, reproduction, STDs and abstinence. Students will take home infant simulators for a weekend to reinforce the responsibilities of parenthood.

  • Teen Talk for Girls: Ages 10-14. This introductory class for girls and their parents will discuss the physical and emotional changes of adolescence. An optional abstinence-based discussion of sexuality may also be presented.

  • Teen Talk for Boys: Ages 11-14. Boys and their parents can learn about and discuss the physical and emotional changes of adolescence. An optional abstinence-based discussion may also be presented.

  • Teen Talk 2: Ages 14-17. Offers older teens the information necessary to make healthy choices when it comes to decisions about human sexuality. While focusing on abstinence, this program covers important topics like STDs, consequences, dating and relationship tips, and techniques for saying “no."

 

Tampa Metropolitan YMCA

813.224.9622

www.tampaymca.org/programs/youth-programs/teen-programs

  • Youth in Government Program: Tampa teens explore the current issues and problems facing the state of Florida and develop ways to solve them.

  • Youth Leaders Club: Designed for students in grades 7 – 12. Teens have the opportunity to meet new people, build new relationships, learn valuable skills, get involved in the community, earn volunteer hours and learn what it truly means to be a Leader.

 

Young Life

813-558-8785

www.msites.younglife.org/_layouts/InformationSplashPage/default.aspx?OfficeOrClubID=A-AG320

  • Mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith.

  • Brings the good news of Jesus Christ into the lives of adolescents with an approach that is respectful of who kids are and hopeful about who they can be.

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