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.
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.
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.
We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.
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.