|Be True To You (BT2U)
Be True To You (BT2U) developed in 2006 and Sponsored by JWB children’s Services Board is a gender specific program for girls 9-14 whose focus is to enrich character, build esteem, make girls feel empowered to find their own voice and validate themselves. Currently services are being provided to 44 girls at the Artz 4 Life Center. These girls also participate in ARTZ 4 Life ACE programming conducted daily at the ARTZ 4 Life facility.
YOUNG GENTS is a gender specific program for boys. Young Gents is a partner program for its highly successful girls program Be True To You. The program specializes in developing leadership, technology, computers, robotics, employability and esteem build skills for boys ages 9-17. Activities also include STEM, theater, performing arts, literacy and videography. Sponsored by the Juvenile Welfare Children’s Board of Pinellas County and the Florida Dept of Cultural Affairs “Culture Builds” Initiative.