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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Programs designed to enhance youth development by creating opportunities and support systems that allow young people to reach their full potential.

START WITH ME, INC.

Start With Me, Inc has programs for youth ages 0 to 25 years, covering areas of Early Literacy, College/Career Readiness, Personal/Professional Development, Social and Emotional Health, Civic Engagement, and Social Justice. We have a national footprint, serving youth in several cities and states throughout the country with both in-person and virtual programs.

 

Upcoming Workshop and Events

  • Real Talk Tuesdays
    Tuesdays at 6PM EST
    Virtual
    Tuesdays at 6PM EST
    Virtual
    Join us every Tuesday for an enjoyable conversation about topics from a youth perspective. Use this link to join https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtcuyuqDgrHNIC2WJAqNdihRsHmEYP9pMJ
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  • "Grow Your Money" Workshop
    Coming Winter 2023
    Virtual
    Coming Winter 2023
    Virtual
    Financial literacy is a lifelong journey of learning. These workshops provide young people with tools and resources geared towards building confidence around establishing better spending habits and equipping themselves with the skills to pursue and achieve their financial goals.
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  • "Success In Spite Of" Youth Town Hall
    Coming Spring 2023
    Virtual
    Coming Spring 2023
    Virtual
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  • Music As Culture
    Coming Winter 2023
    Virtual
    Coming Winter 2023
    Virtual
    Talk show series looks at how music functions within the culture and the purpose it serves. Guests and youth will explore music and language, music and cultural attitudes, music and economics, and music and religion.
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  • Youth Leadership Workshop - Part 2 (Team Building)
    TBD
    C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library
    TBD
    C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, 2607 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610, USA
    Youth leadership is part of the youth development process. Our Youth Leadership series offers tools for success when working with young people.
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  • The Affects Of An Absentee Parent
    Oct 20, 7:00 PM EDT
    Virtual
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  • Youth Leadership Workshop  - Part 1 (Self-Awareness)
    Sat, Aug 27
    C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library
    Aug 27, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, 2607 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610, USA
    Youth leadership is part of the youth development process. Our Youth Leadership series offers tools for success when working with young people.
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WORK READINESS SUMMER CAMP

In 2021, we performed a six-week Work Readiness and Growth Industry program serving DC's Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program participants during the summer of 2021.  We worked with 54 District youth, ages 14 to 21, to provide high quality, structured workforce development trainings geared to prepare youth for purposeful and developmentally appropriate employment and career exploration opportunities. This was a fully virtual program.

 

Past Events

  • Summer Program, Work Readiness & Growth Industry Sector - MBSYEP (Washington, D.C.)
    June 28 - August 6, 2021
    Virtual
    A six-week virtual program serving MBSYEP participants during the summer of 2021.
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  • Healthy Communication Skills
    Aug 11, 7:00 PM
    Virtual
    Good communication is vital to the health of any relationship. Join us for a youth led discussion on finding ways to become a more effective communicator with the people you care for.
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  • Back-to-School Event
    Sat, Jul 30
    Tampa
    Jul 30, 11:00 AM
    Tampa, 2101 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610, USA
    Our 2022 Back-to-School event went very well. Thank you to our youth leaders, community partners, and newest partner Tarence Kinsey Foundation for showing up and supporting our young people as they prepare for the new school year.
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  • Summer Affirmation Camp
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jul 16
    Heaven Destiny Church
    Jul 16, 8:00 AM – Aug 13, 2:00 PM
    Heaven Destiny Church, 4104 E Ellicott St, Tampa, FL 33610, USA
    A free five week program designed to stimulate your child's growth and development around self-awareness and physical wellness.
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  • Teen Dating Violence
    Wed, Feb 23
    Zoom
    Feb 23, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
    Zoom
    Join us for an intergenerational discussion on dating violence and toxic relationships. How to recognize when you're in an abusive situation.
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  • Civic Engagement - Your Responsibility To Community
    Nov 18, 2021, 7:00 PM EST
    Virtual
    Civic engagement begins with using your gifts and talents to organize and create the world you want to see.
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  • Mindful Movement - Student Athlete Mental Wellness Summit
    Nov 15, 2021, 2:30 PM
    Lakewood High School, 1400 54th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705, USA
    Normalizing and destigmatizing seeking mental health help for student athletes.
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  • Speak Your Truth - Tough Conversations
    Oct 27, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Virtual
    An open and honest discussion on ways to break down barriers in communication between parents and their teenage children. This session will discuss tools, rules, and resources to aid in creating better channels of communicating about difficult subjects.
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  • Teen & Young Adult  Summit
    Fri, Jul 09
    Saint Suzanne CRC Resource Center
    Jul 09, 2021, 10:00 AM
    Saint Suzanne CRC Resource Center, 19321 W Chicago, Detroit, MI 48228, USA
    Developing K.I.D.S. hosted it's annual Youth Summit in Detroit. Participants learned about the importance of youth leadership and civic engagement! This was an awesome opportunity to connect with some dynamite youth and community leaders!
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  • A Seat At The Table - I'm Not Your Superwoman
    May 06, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual
    A facilitated discussion on the humanization and preservation of black women and girls in the midst of ingrained racism (Misogynoir).
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  • A Seat At The Table: Burden of Brutality
    Apr 22, 2021, 7:00 PM EDT
    Virtual
    An open and honest discussion about the affects and emotional responses young people have resulting from interactions with law enforcement officials. This is a safe space for youth to express their feelings concerning police relations with people of color.
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