EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

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. This website also contains the current Community  Program Brochure and the Summer Program Brochure which provide more detailed information on classes, times, and location.

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: Kim Williams @ 813-574-6912 or Kwilliams@myframeworks.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.hart@tampagov.net

Frameworks, Social and Emotional Learning Programs, see full description under Early Childhood  Programs.

Parents and Children Advance Together, (PCAT), an after-school literacy program for kindergarten students that attend Sulphur Springs K-8 Community School and need additional help with reading and reading comprehension. Students are recommended into the program by their teachers. Contact: Christene Worley; 813-598-2103 or Christene.pcat@gmail.com or visit
 www.pcatliteracyministries.org

Sulphur Springs YMCA Community Learning Center in Partnership with the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation, 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-6th grade students at the  Sulphur Springs K-8 Community School campus and selected programs are offered for 5th and 6th graders at the Springhill Park Community Center. Contact: Lakema Massey at 813-924-4207 or lakema.massey@tampaymca.org or visit www.tampaymca.org/ssymca

 

 

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.               

Devereux Kids' Youth Spring Into Action (YSIA) Teen Leadership Council, where Sulphur Springs teens are provided leadership and social skills development with a focus on academic achievement, college and/or career exploration and community service projects. Contact: Devereux Kids 813-915-7101 or visit www.devereux.org

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 russellthomasjohnson@gmail.com


RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS

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.hart@tampagov.net

 


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 813-915-7101or 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: Xavier Russell, 813-936-3064 or xrussell@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: Jacqueline Reddick at 813-878-9000 ext. 3 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