Personal Development is vital to the overall success of youth and families served by the Youth & Family Services Department. In order to assist them in achieving success, Educational Achievement, Leadership Skills, and Social & Character Building are offered through our education programs.
(Summer Training in Youth Leadership & Employment)
STYLE is a youth program funded by the City of St. Petersburg that provides specific instruction and hands-on training in workplace-related skill sets such as entrepreneurship, finances, team building, problem-solving, critical thinking, effective business communications, professional appearance, and professional demeanor. The program is an eight-week program that serves fifty youth ages 14-16 years of age that reside in the City of St. Petersburg.
(Student Motivational and Readiness Training)
Operation SMART is a summer program funded by the Pinellas County Community Foundation. The program is designed to reinforce developmental academic skills, as well as provide readiness training to students to prepare them for grade advancement. The program is a nine-week program that serves elementary and middle school age youth.
(Youth Crime Prevention & Intervention Program)
YCPIP Provides a crime prevention and intervention program that serves as a deterrent to youths who are at risk of embarking on a life of crime. The program is a year-round program that serves youth ages 8-18 years of age. This program is made up of the following youth components:
Social Responsibility & Character Building
Gang Resistance Education
Human Trafficking Awareness