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IF IT DOESN'T CHALLENGE YOU, IT DOESN'T CHANGE YOU.

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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.

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Current & Upcoming Workshops/Events

  • Tampa Bay Rowdies Community Futsal Clinic
    Tampa Bay Rowdies Community Futsal Clinic
    Mon, Nov 13
    Tampa Bay Rowdies Training Facility
    Nov 13, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Tampa Bay Rowdies Training Facility, 8108 Benjamin Rd, Tampa, FL 33634, USA
    Nov 13, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Tampa Bay Rowdies Training Facility, 8108 Benjamin Rd, Tampa, FL 33634, USA
    Boys and Girls ages 6 to 15 years old are invited to join us for a fun and energetic soccer clinic hosted by the Tampa Bay Rowdies! Register your child now! Seats are limited.
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  • Youth Wellness Workshop
    Youth Wellness Workshop
    August 2023
    DWF Wellness
    August 2023
    DWF Wellness, 5278 Hwy 20 S, Covington, GA 30016, USA
    August 2023
    DWF Wellness, 5278 Hwy 20 S, Covington, GA 30016, USA
    Wellness is practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes. Durinig this workshop, we will discuss the principles and importance of maintaining a health body and mind.
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  • Candy Making Workshop
    Candy Making Workshop
    August 2023
    The Chocolate Box
    August 2023
    The Chocolate Box, 2169 Pace St, Covington, GA 30014, USA
    August 2023
    The Chocolate Box, 2169 Pace St, Covington, GA 30014, USA
    A deliciously fun workshop covering the basics of candy making including sculpting, dipping, and decorating these tasty treats.
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  • Crafts & Candles Workshop
    Crafts & Candles Workshop
    August 2023
    McDonough, GA, USA
    August 2023
    McDonough, GA, USA
    August 2023
    McDonough, GA, USA
    We will show you the technique and help you create your very own candle! You will go home with your own fantastic candle the same day!
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  • Summer Affirmation Camp 2023
    Summer Affirmation Camp 2023
    June 5 - July 21 (No Camp week of July 4)
    Heaven Destiny Church
    June 5 - July 21 (No Camp week of July 4)
    Heaven Destiny Church, 4104 E Ellicott St, Tampa, FL 33610, USA
    June 5 - July 21 (No Camp week of July 4)
    Heaven Destiny Church, 4104 E Ellicott St, Tampa, FL 33610, USA
    A six week program designed to stimulate your child's growth and development around self-awareness and physical wellness. This camp is for youth ages 4 - 12. **SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE THAT QUALIFY**
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  • "Grow Your Money" Workshop
    "Grow Your Money" Workshop
    Coming Soon
    Location is TBD
    Coming Soon
    Location is TBD
    Coming Soon
    Location is TBD
    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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  • Teen Mental Health First Aid Training
    Teen Mental Health First Aid Training
    Coming Soon
    Location is TBD
    Coming Soon
    Location is TBD
    Coming Soon
    Location is TBD
    Adolescence is a time of critical change and development, and the time when mental health challenges may first emerge. This training will prepare you to provide support to peers as well as better cope with your own mental health challenges.
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  • "Success In Spite Of" Youth Town Hall
    "Success In Spite Of" Youth Town Hall
    Coming Spring 2023
    Virtual
    Coming Spring 2023
    Virtual
    Coming Spring 2023
    Virtual
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  • Music As Culture
    Music As Culture
    Coming Winter 2023
    Virtual
    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)
    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
    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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  • Start With Me "Kids Corner"
    Start With Me "Kids Corner"
    Sat, Jul 08
    Walmart (McDonough, Ga)
    Jul 08, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Walmart (McDonough, Ga), 135 Willow Ln, McDonough, GA 30253, USA
    Jul 08, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Walmart (McDonough, Ga), 135 Willow Ln, McDonough, GA 30253, USA
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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.

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Past Events

  • Spring Break Career Connection Workshop (St. Petersburg, FL)
    Spring Break Career Connection Workshop (St. Petersburg, FL)
    March 13 - March 17 - 9am - 12pm
    Campbell Park Resource Center, 701 16th St S, Building 7, St. Petersburg, FL 33705, USA
    March 13 - March 17 - 9am - 12pm
    Campbell Park Resource Center, 701 16th St S, Building 7, St. Petersburg, FL 33705, USA
    A one-week program providing youth ages 16 to 24 with training and employment opportunities with Publix Super Markets.
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  • Youth CPR and First Aid Training
    Youth CPR and First Aid Training
    Apr 15, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Heaven Destiny Church, 4104 E Ellicott St, Tampa, FL 33610, USA
    Apr 15, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Heaven Destiny Church, 4104 E Ellicott St, Tampa, FL 33610, USA
    Get certified in CPR, First Aid and AED. Start With Me is partnering with Ready 2 Transition to offer this free training for youth ages 8 to 17. Teaching youth today, so they can be ready tomorrow.
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  • Child Abuse Prevention Forum
    Child Abuse Prevention Forum
    Apr 13, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Highland Pines Park Rec Center, 4505 E 21st Ave, Tampa, FL 33619, USA
    Apr 13, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Highland Pines Park Rec Center, 4505 E 21st Ave, Tampa, FL 33619, USA
    National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. Join us for a discussion on ways to recognize and prevent child abuse and neglection. Register now!
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  • "Minipreneurs" Workshop (St. Petersburg, FL)
    "Minipreneurs" Workshop (St. Petersburg, FL)
    Mar 07, 5:00 PM – Apr 27, 7:00 PM
    Campbell Park Resource Center, 701 16th St S building 7, St. Petersburg, FL 33705, USA
    Mar 07, 5:00 PM – Apr 27, 7:00 PM
    Campbell Park Resource Center, 701 16th St S building 7, St. Petersburg, FL 33705, USA
    A 8-week program providing youth ages 14 to 18 with quality, structured workforce development trainings geared toward business exploration and entrepreneurship. (St. Petersburg, FL)
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  • Cupcakes & Literacy - Dr. Seuss Edition
    Cupcakes & Literacy - Dr. Seuss Edition
    Mar 04, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
    George Bartholomew Center, 8608 N 12th St, Tampa, FL 33604, USA
    Mar 04, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
    George Bartholomew Center, 8608 N 12th St, Tampa, FL 33604, USA
    Join us for a deliciously fun event! The cupcake class will cover the basics of cupcake sculpting and decorating. It's open to kids of all ages, even the kid at heart!
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  • Kid's Cake Pop Workshop - Valentine's Day Edition
    Kid's Cake Pop Workshop - Valentine's Day Edition
    Feb 18, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
    Maple Street Biscuit Company (Brandon), 127 W Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511, USA
    Feb 18, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
    Maple Street Biscuit Company (Brandon), 127 W Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511, USA
    Join us for a deliciously fun event! This 2-hour workshop will cover the basics of cake pop making including sculpting, dipping, and decorating these tasty treats. It's open to children ages 8 -12.
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  • Moms with Boys - Virtual Conversation
    Moms with Boys - Virtual Conversation
    Feb 07, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
    Virtual
    Feb 07, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
    Virtual
    Now that your "baby' is getting older, you may feel the distance between you getting larger and larger. Join moms, just like you, for an open discussion on the challenges, affects, and shifting dynamics between you and your son as he gets older.
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  • Literacy Toolkit Giveaway!
    Literacy Toolkit Giveaway!
    Jan 14, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    Blythe Andrews Public Library, 2607 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610, USA
    Jan 14, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    Blythe Andrews Public Library, 2607 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610, USA
    Join us for a fun and educational event! Kits are free!
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  • Youth Leadership Workshop  - Part 1 (Self-Awareness)
    Youth Leadership Workshop  - Part 1 (Self-Awareness)
    Aug 27, 2022, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, 2607 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610, USA
    Aug 27, 2022, 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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  • Healthy Communication Skills
    Healthy Communication Skills
    Aug 11, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Virtual
    Aug 11, 2022, 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
    Back-to-School Event
    Jul 30, 2022, 11:00 AM
    Tampa, 2101 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610, USA
    Jul 30, 2022, 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
    Summer Affirmation Camp
    Multiple Dates
    Jul 16, 2022, 8:00 AM – Aug 13, 2022, 2:00 PM
    Heaven Destiny Church, 4104 E Ellicott St, Tampa, FL 33610, USA
    Jul 16, 2022, 8:00 AM – Aug 13, 2022, 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
    Teen Dating Violence
    Feb 23, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
    Zoom
    Feb 23, 2022, 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
    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
    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
    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
    Speak Your Truth - Tough Conversations
    Oct 27, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Virtual
    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
    Teen & Young Adult  Summit
    Jul 09, 2021, 10:00 AM
    Saint Suzanne CRC Resource Center, 19321 W Chicago, Detroit, MI 48228, USA
    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
    A Seat At The Table - I'm Not Your Superwoman
    May 06, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual
    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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