Through the extensive efforts of the many community program partners and specialists involved in the SSNOP collaborative initiative, many after school, summer and year-round programs are available to the students of Sulphur Springs to complement the education focus. Below programs are summarized and grouped by Early Childhood, Elementary School and Teens (which combines Middle School and High School).
We encourage all families to participate in the available programs. If you want to participate, you can learn more from the website links and/or contact information that is provided below.
Frameworks, Social and Emotional Learning Programs, to bolster academic performance, build positive emotional intelligence and enhance social awareness. Services are provided in partnership with Head Start, Sulphur Springs K-8 Community School and the YMCA. Contact: Shannon Veronesi at 813-574-6929 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Layla’s House, a parent and child together learning center for early childhood development and family support from birth to age 5. Contact: Latoya Randolph at 813-443-5004; or visit www.laylashouse.com; or find us on Facebook
Parents as Teachers (PAT), provides personal visits customized for the needs of your families. Discuss parenting challenges you face and help understand the ages and stages of your child. provided for children from birth to age 5. Contact: Georgina Rivera at 813-673-4646 x1145; or visit www.championsforchildrentampabay.org
Sulphur Springs Head Start, for children ages 3-5 years old, provides early childhood development, education and nutrition programs and focuses on getting a child ready for kindergarten; offered by Hillsborough County Public Schools. Contact: 813-740-7870 extension 379
Big Brothers Big Sisters, One-to-one mentoring services primarily focused on youth at-risk for academic failure who are ages 5 through 8 (or Kindergarten through 3rd grade) and their siblings. The outcomes sought include increased school attendance, on time grade promotion, increased parental involvement and positive social behaviors. Contact: Vanessa Balazs at 813-997-6851 or VanessaB@BBBSTampaBay.org
City of Tampa Parks and Recreation, offers a wide range of activities with the After School Activity Program (ASAP) which provides a safe, supportive environment for children 5 to 12 years of age. For ages 13 and up Teen Leading Change (TLC) is offered. Participants receive homework help; participate in team sports, games and fitness activities; explore the arts; and develop lifetime friendships. The programs are offered at Springhill Community Center. Contact: Harold Hart at 813-478-4454 or Harold.email@example.com
Sulphur Springs YMCA Community Learning Center in Partnership, is a comprehensive center offering year round enhancement and support for children. Students may participate in engaging curriculums that support classroom assignments, gain academic support through new learning opportunities, explore new interests, develop new skills through a variety of enrichment clubs and receive snack and dinner daily. There are varying specialty camps offered to each age group. Examples of clubs offered are computer coding, dance, empowerment courses and sports. The after-school program is offered to kindergarten-8th grade students at the Sulphur Springs K-8 Community School campus. Contact: Meagan Smithyman at 813-924-4207 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters, One-to-one mentoring services primarily focused on youth at-risk for academic failure. Our community-based program allows teens to develop a positive relationship with an adult mentor while having fun in their community. Outings with a mentor include arts and crafts, taking a bike ride or attending a sporting event. The outcomes sought include increased school attendance, on time grade promotion, increased parental involvement and positive social behaviors. Contact: Vanessa Balazs at 813-997-6851 or VanessaB@BBBSTampaBay.org
City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department, see full description under Elementary School Programs.
Frameworks, Social and Emotional Learning Programs, see full description under Early Childhood Programs.
Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center, offers Sulphur Springs Transforming Youth into Leaders (SSTYL), a youth program focusing on science and technology and how it relates to history and the environment. Contact: Norma Robinson, Norma@sulphurspringsmuseum.org
Sulphur Springs YMCA Community Learning Center in Partnership with the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation, see full description under Elementary School Programs.
Young Life, a non-denominational youth program to enrich the lives of kids including community service activities. Contact: Russell T. Johnson, at 813-389-5144 or email@example.com
Intramural Sports Program
The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department is offering an Intramural Sports Program to take place during the school year. The program will consist of leagues for basketball, flag football and soccer. In addition, a track program for boys and girls and volleyball and softball for girls will be offered. Contact: Harold Hart at 813-478-4454 or Harold.firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH AND NUTRITION PROGRAMS
Tampa Family Health Centers
Tampa Family Health Centers (TFHC) is committed to providing quality, caring and accessible health care to a culturally diverse community. In Sulphur Springs the following services are available: Family Practice, Pediatrics, Women's Care, Dental-Oral Health, Pharmacy, Financial Assistance and Community Resources. Clinic hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. For appointments and more information call 813-397-5300. The Sulphur Springs facility is at 8108 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604. Visit www.tampachc.com
YMCA Health and Nutrition Programs
The YMCA provides a range of nutrition and wellness activities for the Sulphur Springs community. Examples of programs include the community garden and the Veggie Van, a Mobile Market Place. Contact: Saima Qadree at 813-924-7563
COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES
Community support services focus on three areas of promoting economic stability: family support, jobs and housing.
Devereux Kids, Family Support Services, providing mentoring and support for families with a minor child living in the home. Working in the Sulphur Springs community, zip code 33604, Devereux is offering services to adults who feel they would benefit from a circle of support, linkage to resources, goal setting and one-on-one guidance to improve circumstances in some areas of their lives. Self-referrals are welcome. Contact: Devereux Kids at 813-915-7101 or visit www.devereux.org
Sulphur Springs Resource Center, provides a range of services including employment assistance, career coaching, computer access, non-criminal legal assistance, access to government services and financial assistance. For Adult Education, the GED (General Education Development) Test, is also available and passing the test will result in the award of a Certificate of High School Equivalency. Contact: Eduardo E. Feliz, 813-936-3064 or EFeliz@uwsuncoast.org
City of Tampa, Nehemiah Project for New Housing, is focused on providing new affordable housing in Sulphur Springs and has long term plans to build new single family houses. The city recently awarded a grant for 18 new homes to be built by Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay. Contact: Vanessa McLeary at 813-326-1472
Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay, Housing Renovation Program, is dedicated to preserving and renovating existing housing and has completed over 80 homes. They also offer the Build a Healthier Sulphur Springs (BAHSS) program which consists of the delivery of the following services: installation of health, safety and energy efficiency products with a Healthy Home Kit; home maintenance and fiscal responsibility workshops; and other services. Contact: with Jose Garcia at 813-878-9000 or visit www.rttb.org
Solita's House... Providing the Keys to Homeownership, offers individuals and families education, coaching and resources to promote economic capacity and enable wise use of credit to grow family assets. Services offered include Home Buyer Education and Financial Literacy Workshops, Savings Match Programs and Credit Buyer Loan Products. Contact: Anthony Thomas at 813-425-4847, ext.304 or visit www.solitashouse.com