Derrick Brooks Charities believes deeply in throwing the rope back to help pull our youth into an educated, empowered and emboldened future. One of the ways we do this is through our Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs (DBCYP). These programs impact the lives of youth throughout the Tampa Bay area. They aim to reduce the number of juveniles who become involved in the criminal justice system.
The Youth Programs focus on empowerment through protective and resiliency factors that encourage respect and responsibility for self, family and community. We emphasize educational and personal achievement as a deterrent for at-risk youth not reaching for their full potential.
DBCYP serves weekly in public schools, recreational centers and the 13th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court. Parental involvement and commitment are at the pinnacle of importance. We seek to involve parents and guardians in the process, and as such they are asked to sign an agreement fully committing to the requirements and philosophy of DBCYP.