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Our Educational Support Services department offers several divisions that provide services to enhance the academic experience of our youth. Serving as a liaison between parents, schools, and the community - a unique component of our after school program focuses on academic enhancement and parent advocacy. In doing so, both students and parents receive assistance. Students receive homework help and individualized tutoring, while parents obtain valuable mentoring and support for effective interaction with the school system.

Our goal is to promote educational excellence in students in the after school program by building partnerships among families and schools in a collective effort to ensure student learning, development of social skills, and preparation for a healthy and productive life.

Academic Enhancement (After School) Program
In partnership with Pinellas County School Board (PCSB), this is an after school program designed for students in Kindergarten thru 12th grade. Students enrolled receive assistance with homework, FCAT preparation, and are tutored in specific subject areas by State certified teachers. They participate in recreational and enrichment field trips. Individualized progress plans and academic assessments are reported for each student.

Parent Advocacy
Our Parent Advocacy component entails parent meetings that are designed to inform and educate parents about educational issues in an effort to help them become better advocates for their child(ren). These meetings are mandatory for all parents. Furthermore, to provide valuable mentoring and support for effective interaction with the school system, staff is available to attend teacher conferences with parents.

An additional resource is the Parent Academy (Parents to Advocate for their Children and Community or P2ACC) established by the Pinellas County School District. These workshops focus on three primary areas: Academic Success, Parenting and Advocacy, and Personal & Individual Growth.

Summer Academic Enrichment Program
Summer camp provides creative, education, and recreational opportunities that foster the mental, physical, and social growth of each child. Students receive instruction in Mathematics, Reading, Technology, and other academic areas. Field trips are scheduled on a weekly basis to enhance curriculum.

Download an Application for Educational Support Services


Youth Leadership and Career Club
Youth, ages 9 - 17, participate in career exploration and have the opportunity to develop leadership skills. During the hours and days that school is not in session, they engage in positive activities, network and plan community events. Activities and events are free to attendees. The energetic and positive atmosphere provides an outlet for constructive activities in the community. This program also provides an innovative approach to experiential learning, networking, and skills building - all focused on preparing youth for their future endeavors.

Boys to Men
A holistic mentoring program for boys ages 8-18 guiding their journey to manhood; addressing the social, emotional, and cultural needs, with a focus on building and empowering Boys II become better Men.

Kindle Book Club
Using an innovative technological approach to promote reading and literacy skills for students in grades Kg - 8, our book club is committed to encouraging early reading and literacy skills, enhancing our students' view of reading and creating proficient readers, while building their academic self-esteem.

Download an Application for the Youth Development Program

Our Family Support Program seeks to support, strengthen, and empower individuals and families through a broad continuum of community-based services that meet the needs of the entire community.

Download an Application for the Family Support Program

Family Night Out
Support group, which meets monthly to share common concerns, interests, gain knowledge, and awareness of various subject matters through presentations and workshops, scheduled. Childcare is provided and a full course meal is served.

Emergency Assistance
Through limited resources, assistance is provided to families involved in our family support program; in order to help maintain a safe and stable home environment. Resources Available include but are not limited to:
  • Utility Bill Assistance

  • Resource Closet (for basic necessities)

  • Referrals for Clothing

Backpack Food Project
Twice a week (Wednesday and Friday), we provide a take-home meal for children who may need additional food resources during the school year.

Download "Backpack Food Project" Registration Form.


Free income tax preparation by IRS trained and certified volunteer income tax preparers.
Available during tax season only.

Sickle Cell Disease Association
Upper Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando County, Inc.
Office of record - personnel responsible counsels clients and makes referrals to the appropriate agency.

Website: Contact Number: (727) 520-2901

Adult Education
ABE / GED Classes are held Monday - Friday for individuals 16 years of age and older who desire a diploma.

Call (727) 942-5498 for more information.

Mobile Credit Course Recovery (MCCR)
A viable option for students who have failed a course or who have received a 'D' in a class necessary for graduation and would like to improve their grade point average.

Sessions held: Tuesday - Thursday - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For more information, contact Patty Burrows at 727-324-7374 or 727-893-1115 ext. 1168.

Services for the visually impaired; a video magnifier is available to assist in reading mail, bills, prescription information and other printed documents.

A Juvenile Welfare Board Funded Organization
Citizens Alliance for Progress, Inc.
401 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689
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