The RBI program is a youth outreach initiative designed by Major League Baseball to provide underserved boys and girls the opportunity to learn and enjoy the games of baseball and softball throughout the Tampa Bay region. The program is designed to grow interest and participation in the sport, encourage kids to stay in school, foster academic achievement and community responsibility, encourage the inclusion of minorities in the sport, develop confidence and self-esteem, teach the value of teamwork and help build better futures.
Youth & Community Development
Burg Baseball is a youth development baseball program located in St. Petersburg, Florida. With a focus on physical training, discipline and positive reinforcement, Burg Baseball aims to promote the sport of baseball as well as player development and growth both on and off the field.
The Write Field is a dynamic program designed to improve the writing, public speaking skills and confidence of middle school African-American and Hispanic boys in St. Petersburg. Led by veteran journalists, writers and an array of media and community professionals, the Write Field students are introduced to various writing styles that include journalism, prose, drama, music and social media.
The Write Field Program, founded in 2011 to address the achievement gap in local schools, meets one Saturday each month during the school year. Over the course of 10 Saturdays, the boys meet with local journalists, community officials, professional athletes and business leaders to reinforce the communication skills they will need to complete high school and succeed in whatever they pursue next.
The mission of Community Tampa Bay is to cultivate inclusive leaders to change communities through dialogue and cross-cultural interaction. Community Tampa Bay envisions a community free from discrimination in which every individual is treated with dignity and respect, regarding their race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, ability, faith, and/or age.
Social Justice & Community Development Organizations in Tampa Bay
- 100 Black Men of Tampa Bay
- ACLU TB
- Arts Conservatory for Teens
- Carter G. Woodson Museum
- CDC of Tampa
- Community Tampa Bay
- Community Remembrance Project
- Florida Holocaust Museum
- The Innocence Project of Florida
- The Make it Out Foundation
- My Brothers and Sisters Keepers
- NAACP TB
- National Coalition of 100 Black Women of Tampa
- One Community St. Pete
- Pinellas County Urban League
- Project Prosper
- St. Pete Strong
- University Area CDC
- Young Kings and Queens College Prep, Inc.