Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs
Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs (“DBCYP”) is designed to reduce the number of juveniles who become involved in the criminal justice system by empowering them with protective and resiliency factors that encourage respect and responsibility for self, family, community, educational and personal achievement. Our primary function is to serve as a deterrent to youth who are at risk of not reaching their full potential. We serve youth weekly in public schools, recreational centers, and the 13th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court. We prepare youth for the future!
Recognizing the importance of parental commitment to the success of their children, we attempt to link parental / guardian involvement with youth participants. The parent/primary care provider of each youth will be requested to sign an agreement fully committing to the requirements and philosophy of DBCYP.
Black on Black Crime Prevention Program
The Black on Black Crime prevention Program was designed to draw attention to the problem of crime in the black community and the need for law enforcement and the community to work together. Youth Club Meetings, Law Enforcement Events, Church and Community Activities are held weekly to help reduce crime in the targeted community.
Youth Crime Prevention and Intervention Program
The Youth Crime Prevention and Intervention Program helps steer youth away from the criminal justice system through behavior modification training workshops. Behavior Modification/Social Skills, Parental Support Groups, Tutoring, and Employability Skills Training Meetings are held weekly.
We offer education and training in the areas of:
Gang Prevention Education/Bullying
This component strives to reduce the risk factors for youth joining criminal gangs by providing them with appropriate prevention services. Ideal participants are students in the public school system, juvenile justice system, or youth residing in at-risk neighborhoods or have a history of family violence, drug abuse or incarceration.
Youth participate in Teen Summits every 3rd Saturday of the month discussing issues that they deem important. Professionals volunteer monthly to highlight their career of choice and present various career opportunities. Youth also participate in community service activities.
Behavior Modification Training
These weekly sessions are open to youth between the ages of 10 and 18. Referrals can be made by parents, school and juvenile justice officials as well as community-based organizations. Youth and their parents are provided with education and training from a curriculum that includes:
Youth in need of community service hours for college are strongly encouraged to participate in these Monday evening sessions.
Qualified volunteers provide tutoring in the areas of mathematics, language arts, and science to middle school students at the Wilbur Davis Boys and Girls Club, Dalia Sanchez Center and NFL YET Center. The tutoring component is aimed at increasing the chances of students graduating from high school and entering postsecondary institutions or vocational / technical schools.
Employability Skills Training /Job Placement Services
Youth who are sixteen (16) years of age or older participate in these monthly workshops. Upon completion of the training, clients over the age of eighteen (18) are referred to employment and training agencies.
Parent Support Group
Parents and primary care providers participate in monthly workshops every 3rd Saturday of each month. The training curriculum and topics are relevant to the concerns of the attendees. These sessions are conducted in a relaxed, involved atmosphere. Parents who complete quarterly training sessions are awarded certificates and encouraged to participate in a recognition ceremony.
Community Bridge Building
Monthly meetings / workshops are held to inform the community of issues related to crime prevention, social services, law enforcement, health, and education. Meetings / workshops are open to all interested parties.
Community / Church / School Events
Staff and volunteers deliver educational, behavior modification and self-esteem building classes to youth, parents and community residents every week.
Gender Specific Programs
Youth between the ages of 10 – 18 years old who are interested in building their self-esteem and improving their personal development skills can join the following program:
1. Social Responsibility and Character Building
The program will consist of educational workshops that address conflict resolution, peer pressure, decision-making, anger and aggression management, crime prevention, drug abuse prevention and refusal skills training consistent with a value – based, social conforming curriculum. There is a separate component for males and females.
2. Female Rites of Passage Program
Gender specific discussions and workshops are offered to assist youth in the transition from adolescence to young adulthood.
2012 – 2013 Accomplishments:
2013 – 2014 Program Highlights:
DBCYP offers behavioral modification training classes every Monday, Teen Summits and Parent Support Groups every 3rd Saturday at the Lee Davis Neighborhood Service Center. Anyone in need of community service hours should call for availability. Services offered by DBCYP are free of charge.
Adults who are interested in volunteering and have experience in the areas of youth development and prevention, education, crime prevention, neighborhood collation building, and counseling are encouraged to complete a volunteer application.
For more information, please call us at (813) 241-1415
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Program
3402 North 22nd Street, Suite 223
Tampa, FL 33605
DBCYP is funded by the Florida Legislature through the office of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.