“Teachers were saying, ‘I don’t have the resources and training that I need,’” – from Failure Factories, Tampa Bay Times 8/14/2015   Over 90% of Pinellas County School (PCS) students who participate in our youth leadership conferences can both better recognize the impact of stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination and have learned techniques for reducing prejudice.

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The ANYTOWN™ season has already begun! ANYTOWN™ is the area’s premier youth leadership and diversity education program. Thousands of young people have already created more inclusive and just schools and communities where everyone is treated with respect and understanding. We begin THIS summer’s intensive residential program now. We will continue growth throughout the 2014-2015 year

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Seabron Reese, affectionately known as ‘Reese,’ was introduced to the ANYTOWN™ program when he participated as a delegate in 1995, marking the beginning of his commitment to an overall vision of a community free from all forms of discrimination. Reese first jokingly exclaimed, while speaking of his ANYTOWN™ experience:  “The food was on fire! Woo the

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Congratulations to Jessica Estevez for being selected as the recipient of the State Farm Pitch In award!  She was selected in appreciation for her significant efforts at Community Tampa Bay as the Director of Programs.  Jessica and key members of the Community Tampa Bay program staff, Sarah Ogdie and Nadia Rumbolt, were treated to great seats

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TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, has long supported organizations that work to promote youth development in our community, resulting in a grant awarded to Community Tampa Bay. This marks TD Charitable Foundation’s first year supporting Community Tampa Bay as part of the bank’s commitment to giving back to the community.

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Eric Coyner, president of the Rotary Club of Largo presented a $1500 check in support of ANYTOWN™ at the regular meeting on June 3, 2013.  Proceeds are from the annual Death by Chocolate fundraiser hosted for the past 17 years by the club. “Supporting ANYTOWN™ for youth in Largo is a wonderful example of community

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  The program’s mission seems utopian, yet it is contagious. A place where teenagers, as well as adults, can come to learn and understand experiences different from their own. A place where inclusion is paramount; where diversity and words used to communicate matter. A place where taboos surrounding discussions about hate, prejudice and stereotypes dissolve.

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