Tampa, Fla. – The public is invited to experience the joy of youth in arts, as University Area Community Development Corporation (University Area CDC) presents Prodigy Showcases throughout the month of March.
Communities spreading across six Florida counties are coming together for vibrant, exciting and free-of-charge presentations of music, dance, spoken word, theater and fine arts exhibits created by students of the Prodigy Cultural Arts Program.
Youth in grades first through 12th from the University Area CDC’s Prodigy Cultural Arts Programs in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk and Orange counties are performing dance, music and spoken word presentations in these free events. In addition, visual art by Prodigy students is on display.
A full schedule is online at www.uacdc.org/prodigy.
Performance dates include:
- March 3, 12 p.m. at University Area CDC 14013 N. 22nd St., Tampa 33613 (with special guest Danay Suarez)
- March 5, 7 p.m. at Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando 32801
- March 16, 6 p.m. at Speer YMCA Raymond James Center, 2100 26th Ave. S., St. Petersburg 33711
- March 21, 5:45 p.m. at Eloise Resource Center 108 1st Eloise St., Winter Haven 33880
- March 28, 6:30 p.m. at Wilbert Davis Belmont Heights Club, 3515 Sarah St. Tampa 33605
- March 29, 6 p.m. at Lacoochee Boys and Girls Club, 38724 Mudcat Grant Blvd., Lacoochee 33537
The Prodigy Cultural Arts Program uses an innovative approach to empower, educate and enable at-risk youth, providing a doorway to a better world. Youth ages five to 18 years of age experience performing and visual arts, taught as a tool for self-expression, to learn communication, exploration, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills.
Established in 2000, Prodigy is achieving its mission of transforming young lives and now reaches across ten counties.
UACDC offers support for thousands of Tampa residents through youth programs, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. For more information about UACDC, a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership, visit www.uacdc.org or call 813.558.5212.