About Us

Youth Development

Powerful Young Adults is a grassroots organization that was established in  August of 2005, to bring about a positive change in the impoverished  North Greenwood Community, in Clearwater, Florida.  P.Y.A. was the first  youth organization that stepped up to assist with the non-existent  programming for youth ages twelve to twenty-one.  Since that time, we have been a driving  resource in the Tampa Bay are by providing free  mentors, job training, and employment opportunities for disadvantaged  and high risk youth ages 16-25.  We know that by teaching valuable and employable skills; we are making building blocks for the future and  ensuring a better future for our community. The photo is Eckerd Director, teaching our students resume writing, at St. Petersburg College.   

Pinellas County Sheriff Officers providing employment opportunities for our youth.

Opportunity

We  know that education unlocks the door for youth to build and grow. P.Y.A. students are currently enrolled at Bethune Cookman College, St. Petersburg  College,University of South Florida, Galen School of Nursing, FAMU, University of Central Florida, Florida State University, Hillsborough Community College, Gailand School  of Nursing, Clarke University, and more. We have given training and  employment opportunities to over 750 young adults throughout the Tampa  Bay Area.  Some of our students were employed by the City of Clearwater,  Pinellas County Government, FIS, Early Learning Coalition, Raymond  James, Ulta, Bank of America, Regions Bank, US Military, Coco Cola,  Publix Supermarket, Brighthouse, Target, Tampa Bay Treshers, CVS,  Macy's, Hillsborough County Schools and many more. The photo captioned is from our recent job fair at the Clearwater Main Library, where we provided job training and employment opportunities. 

Social Responsibility

P.Y.A. youth services believes in taking responsible for the community in which we live.   Our members have given back over 2,500 community service hours  throughout the City of Clearwater. 


We were the first youth organization  to adopt Cherry Harris Park, which was named after one of our prominent  civil rights activist and voting advocates. 


Our students have also  volunteered with the Willa Carson Wellness Center, Relay for Life, City  of Clearwater's:  Latin Fest, Jazz Festival,North Greenwood Library and  with local senior citizens.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

PYA is an excellent program and is needed in our community today to allow our students to have an different exposure of the many opportunities available to them.  

Also, my daughter was a active member of PYA during her school tenure and afterward, which assisted a great deal in building her character.

Thank you both for your diligent work in making our community a better place for our children.       

Andrea  Gammon