Life-Skills, Empowerment, And Development Services (LEADS)

FREE Programs and Services

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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About Us

Life-Skills, Empowerment, and Development Services, Inc.


Mission: To Educate Children, Empower Families, Enable Equitable Communities, and Embrace Diversity
 
Vision: We envision a State of Florida with well-functioning families, thriving individuals, and strong communities.

Core Beliefs: 

  • There is strength in diversity
  • Well-functioning families form the foundation of strong communities
  • All people benefit from the 5-Rs: Reflective abilities; Regulation of Self; Respect for Self and Others; Relationship Skills; and Responsibility-taking

Our Programs

FREE programs designed to promote emotional, social, and academic competence

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Fabulous Relationships and Intimacy Education that Nurtures Development – FRIEND CAMPS
For Middle School Students

Youth who complete the 2-day program will receive a $50-$75 Amazon gift card.

Join us:

9/11/2021 & 9/18/2021
10/2/2021 & 10/9/2021 Virtual Camp
10/23/2021 & 10/30/2021 Virtual Camp

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Health Education and Relationship Training Services – HEARTS CAMPS
For High School Students

Youth who complete the 2-day program will receive a $50-$75 Amazon gift card.

Join us:

8/21/2021 & 8/28/2021
10/23/2021 & 10/30/2021 (in-person) - 
The Next Stepp Center: 1221 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

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Our Services

FREE Core Programs to help strengthen families and individuals

FRIEND Camps


​​​​​​​The FRIEND Camps offer the same, evidence-based healthy relationship training program as HEARTS, but the curriculum has been adapted to be age appropriate for middle school youth (ages 11-14).
This project was made possible by Grant Number SR20000837 of the HHS Youth and Family Services Bureau

HEARTS Camps


​​​​​​​This project was made possible by Grant Number TP1AH000197 from the HHS Office of Population Affairs.

The Incredible Years

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The Incredible Years is a series of three separate, evidence-based, multifaceted, and developmentally focused curricula for parents, teachers, and children. This series is designed to promote emotional and social competence; and to prevent, reduce, and treat behavior and emotional problems in young children.

24:7 Dad
Developed by parenting and fatherhood experts, 24/7 Dad® A.M. and P.M. teaches men the characteristics they need to be good fathers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Heart Final Report: Key Accomplishments & Successes

LEADS was one of the first Office of Population Affairs (OPA) funded agencies to make a smooth and successful transition to virtual implementation early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Pinellas County Florida public schools closed on March 14, 2020, for Spring Break and never reopened. Anticipating a long closure, LEADS implemented its first virtual class on March 28, 2020, with all materials hand-delivered to participants. Despite quickly shifting to a virtual format, our program remained high in quality and fidelity.

Amidst the challenges of virtual implementation, we served 270 youth and their families in year 2 with a completion rate of 96.67%. Note: in our program youth must complete 100% of the curriculum to be considered completed.

DOWNLOAD OUR FINAL REPORT.PDF HERE

HEART Final Report pdf

Our Funders


We would like to give a huge THANK YOU to these wonderful partners that help to fund our programs!!

Pinellas Community Foundation
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Community Foundation of Tampa Bay



Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs



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