Tampa, Fla. – The University Area CDC will provide free life skills infused arts training to nearly 1,500 children and teens this Fall through its Prodigy Cultural Arts Program and there is still time to sign up.
“Prodigy’s unique model of infusing life skills with cultural arts, taught by professional artists, has been a mainstay in west central Florida for 18 years,” said Mike Trepper, Prodigy director. “Not only do youth learn an art discipline, they gain important life skills such as problem solving, conflict resolution and goal setting. We are proud to continue to offer free, high quality classes to thousands of youth throughout our service area.”
Classes will be offered in the counties of Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Orange, at the following locations:
- University Area CDC, Tampa
- Wilbert Davis Boys and Girls Club, Tampa
- Florida Institute for Community Studies, Tampa
- Tampa Housing Authority, Tampa
- Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corp., Inc, Orlando
- Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay, Lacoochee
- YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, Inc.
- Girls Inc. of Lakeland
- Eloise Visual Art Center, Winter Haven
A favorite class is music production, in which youngsters write lyrics and music in a sound lab. Additionally, classes are taught in photography, visual art, hip-hop dance, guitar, culinary arts, drumming, violin, keyboard, digital art, theater and improvisation, spoken word and poetry. Classes are held after school and in the evenings.
In addition, Prodigy Cultural Arts serves youth throughout west central Florida with their Prodigy Moves Mobile Arts program, utilizing vans that are fully equipped with supplies to provide arts enrichment in music, dance, theater and visual arts.
Registration is available by contacting individual sites; more information is available at http:// uacdc.org/prodigy.
Celebrating its 20th year of serving the community, University Area Community Development Corporation (CDC) 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 University Area CDC, visit www.UACDC.org or call 813.558.5212.