"FLY is not just a group of teens...its a group of teens making a difference."
Destiny Hubbara, FLY Member
Community Tampa Bay has teamed with The Rays Baseball Foundation to help cultivate the power of youth.
Facilitating the Leadership of Youth’s (F.L.Y.) goal is to create safe places for youth to discuss issues that are important to them and our community by planning and implementing Youth Summits and is an excellent opportunity to build your leadership, facilitation, dialogue and advocacy skills. Each Youth Summit is planned, implemented, led and evaluated by FLY members with guidance and support from Community Tampa Bay staff and volunteers as well as Rays Baseball professionals. Previous Youth Summits have addressed: stereotypes, racism and how the media portrays youth.
“When we broke into the small groups, it was cool. I got to actually examine what people think of me based on my 10% or my outside.”
2011 Youth Summit participant
The group meets weekly at Tropicana Field to plan the summits and build teamwork and leadership within the community. Participants will facilitate dialogue, create presentations and learn to have effective outreach in their schools and communities.
As a member of FLY you will:
New members are always welcome. The group is free and open to Pinellas youth ages 14-20. JOIN TODAY!! For more information call Community Tampa Bay at 727.568.9333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.