ST. PETERSBURG — The James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center’s Teen Cultural Enrichment Program focuses on African-American history, cultural studies, personal growth, education and career exploration for teenagers between 15 – 17 years of age.
Designed to be relatable and realistic, the program is essential because it provides guidance in areas where many of our schools and parents are unable to expand upon. The program is set up to give teens the tools and direction to prepare not only for success in high school but a purpose driven life.
Teens will consistently meet for nine and a half weeks, Mon.-Thurs., during the summer and on a regular basis throughout the school year. The Teen Culture Enrichment Program will focus on a curriculum and activities based on African-American history, cultural and self-awareness, community outreach, volunteerism and personal development.
The teens will have the ability to engage in dialogue with members of the African-American community about their past and present day experiences, allowing them an opportunity to gather advice and guidance from community elders and professionals from local and surrounding areas, furthermore providing education and knowledge of African-American history and heritage.
Readings, films, audio recordings, speakers, off- site trips, guest speakers and assignments will be used to enhance the learning experience. Involving the teens in community service and volunteerism, allow the teens to build stronger ties within the community, learn the importance of giving back as well as build hours for high school and college acceptance.
Education on health, sex, STDs and HIV, bullying, peer pressure, drugs and personal finance will also be provided. The Teen Cultural Enrichment Program stand on the pillars of cultural and self-awareness, community outreach, volunteerism and personal development.
The cost is $150 for the entire summer from 7:30-5:30 p.m. For more information, call 727-321-9444.