“I never realized what I needed as a 17 year old black male! I am put through many trials and tribulations which i blamed on everyone else. Continuing my education has been one of my biggest obstacles. However, through Tampa Bay Academy of Hope I was graced with the opportunity to visit the many Universities and Colleges. Speaking with some of the students on campuses I was given helpful information and I got to see how it feels to live the college life. I realized that college gives me access to a different view of education and life itself. The visits and skills taught to me at TBAH helped me to build and refine my academic skills and focus on being successful so that I can help my mother.”
Mentee, Age 17
Making a difference in the lives of youth, individuals, adults, and families, by providing positive development programs in a safe, supportive, and structured environment.
Education is a basic need that leads to sustainability. For many people, getting access to something so basic is incredibly difficult. Tampa Bay Academy of Hope provides hope to youth through access and support via mentoring programs and tutoring services. We open imaginations through exposure and education.
Parent Leadership Meeting 6PM
Tampa Bay Academy of Hope provides invaluable services to the community through our various programs and initiatives all designed to serve our youth and their families.
Employment Skills Training 4PM
"I am 14 years old...I am the oldest of 3 siblings and live with my grandmother. My father is in prison. My mother is on drugs...I really have a problem with my anger. My grandmother sent me to Tampa Bay Academy of Hope last year. Since I have been at TBAH my grades have improved and I have not gotten suspended from school this year."
Mentee, Age 14
13-18 March 2017
Spring Break College Tour