Life-Skills, Empowerment, And Development Services (LEADS) is a Pinellas County, Florida non-profit dedicated to helping families with children prenatal to 18 years. LEADS offers FREE programs designed to work jointly to promote emotional, social, and academic competence and to prevent, reduce, and treat behavioral and emotional problems and risk-taking behaviors, problems that if addressed properly can improve their life trajectory.
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HEALTH EDUCATION and RELATIONSHIP TRAINING SERVICES (HEARTS) CAMPS
At each of the FREE camps, youth receive breakfast, lunch, snacks, and a T-shirt. Trained facilitators, one male, one female, deliver 13 healthy relationship lessons from Love Notes, a curriculum developed in the context of dating and romantic connections. The goal of the HEARTS Camps is to help young people 14-19 years of age build a foundation for healthy romantic relationships now, and for lasting, positive family environments in the future. Sessions include art, video, music, and discussion.
Love Notes builds skills and knowledge for healthy and successful relationships with partners, family, friends, and co-workers. It’s designed to help teens make wise relationship and sexual choices. Wise choices will assist them in achieving their education, employment, relationship, and family goals. The communication skills and self-awareness components of Love Notes are key to all kinds of relationships in life. For example, these soft skills increase successful and cooperative interactions in the workplace. Employers report that soft skills are vital for the success of young people entering the workforce.
Youth who complete the 2-day program will receive a $50-$75 Amazon gift card.
Each HEARTS Camp will meet on two consecutive Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Families who would like their youth to attend should call 808-218-5396 or 727-307-8379.
OFFERING PROGRAM VIRTUALLY DURING COVID
HEARTS Camps are a fun way to learn to build healthy relationships that can last a lifetime.
This project was made possible by Grant Number TP1AH000197 from the HHS Office of Population Affairs.
CHILD/ADULT MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL SERVICES (C.H.A.M.P.S.)
Family Fun…Future Focused
FREE PARENT PARTICIPATION PRESCHOOL
For Children 3 months-4 years and their Caregivers (moms, dads, grandparents, aunties, friends) Tuesday and Thursday Mornings 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
YOU ARE YOUR CHILD’S FIRST TEACHER
GIVE HIM OR HER A JUMP START FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS
Life-Skills, Empowerment, and Development Services (LEADS) is offering families the opportunity to HELP their child(ren) succeed in school. Parents are invited to bring their baby, toddler, and/or preschooler and join other interested parents in a child development playgroup…and it’s FREE. The goal of CHAMPS is to provide Montessori educational experiences for parents/caregivers and children as they play and learn together in a nurturing environment. The program will be held at Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church (955 20th S. St. Petersburg, FL 33712). To learn more please call 727-307-8379, or 808-218-5396.
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED DURING COVID