Tampa, Fla. – The public is invited to experience the joy of youth in arts, as University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation) presents Prodigy® Showcases both virtually and in person, safely social distanced, throughout the month of March.
Communities spreading across five 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. This year’s theme is “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop.”
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. Many of the students will be performing for the first time. Additionally, visual art by Prodigy® students will be on display at selected locations.
“Showcase season is always an exciting time for our youth to show off their hard work, and especially after a year with so many challenges, this season’s showcase will be extra special,” said Mike Trepper, Prodigy® director.
A full schedule is online at www.uacdc.org/prodigy.
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 counties across west central Florida. To register youth for participation in Prodigy® Cultural Arts, visithttps://www.uacdc.org/index.php/register-now.
Serving the community for over 20 years, University Area 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. Funds provided through grants, private contributions and public appropriations help University Area residents participate in most programs free of charge. For more information about Prodigy® or University Area CDC, visit www.uacdc.org or call 813.558.5212.