Youth Programs2021-01-13T12:41:58-05:00

Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs (DBCYP)

of parents surveyed reported positive changes in their child’s behavior following the program participation
surveyed residents in communities served by DBCYP reported improved relations between law enforcement and the community
of court-ordered youth completing the DBCYP behavior modification/social responsibility program did not re-offend within one year
of the students in the tutorial program received passing grades in reading, math and science
volunteers are deployed annually
hours of community service annually

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.

Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs (DBCYP) Community Justice Youth Crime Prevention and Intervention Program serves between 4200 – 5000 youth and families annually through life skills and anger management workshops; tutorial services; parenting workshops; and, advocacy meetings and events that foster better communication between law enforcement and the community.

Black on Black Crime Prevention Program2019-08-20T13:24:28-04:00

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 Program2019-08-20T13:25:08-04:00

The Youth Crime Prevention and Intervention Program helps steer youth away from the criminal justice system through behavior modification training workshops. Programs on Behavior Modification and Social Skills, Parental Support Groups, Tutoring, and Employability Skills Training Meetings are held weekly. ​

Gang Prevention Education/Bullying2019-08-20T13:25:37-04:00

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.​

Teen Summits2019-08-20T13:26:50-04:00

Youth participate in Teen Summits weekly on Monday evenings to discuss 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.​


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 post-secondary institutions or vocational/technical schools.

Employability Skills Training/Job Placement Services2019-08-20T13:28:48-04:00

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 Group2019-08-20T13:30:12-04:00

Parents and primary care providers participate in monthly workshops. 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 are  encouraged to participate in a recognition ceremony.

Community Bridge Building2019-08-20T13:30:34-04:00

Monthly meetings and workshops are held to inform the community of issues related to crime prevention, social services, law enforcement, health, and education. Meetings and workshops are open to all interested parties.

Community, Church & School Events2019-08-20T13:30:54-04:00

Staff and volunteers deliver educational, behavior modification and self-esteem building classes to youth, parents and community residents every week.

Behavior Modification Training​2019-08-20T13:31:35-04:00

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:

  • ​​​Anger Management
  • Self-esteem Building
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Crime Prevention
  • Resisting Negative Peer Pressure

Youth in need of community service hours for college are strongly encouraged
​to participate in these Monday evening sessions.

Gender Specific Programs2019-08-20T13:34:01-04:00

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 one of the following programs:

  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. Rites of Passage Program
    The Rites of Passage Mentoring Program is gender-specific and offers discussions and workshops to assist youth in transitioning from adolescence to young adulthood.

Program Resources

DBCYP Contact Info

Phone: (813) 241-1415
Fax: (813) 242-2528

DBCYP Schedule

Call (813) 241-1415 for enrollment for new participants.

January class schedule. There is no class on MLK Holiday.

All youth must always enable their camera and be visible to receive credit. Please do not allow them to attend if they are distracted with/by other things such as watching television, playing video games, eating, driving, shopping or other youth and family members.

January’s Classes start at 5:00 PM (Log in by 4:55 PM)

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