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Come and experience the joy of youth in arts, as University Area CDC presents Prodigy® Showcases throughout the month of March.  Youth in grades 1-12 from the University Area CDC’s Prodigy® Cultural Arts Programs in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Orange counties will perform dance, music and spoken word presentations in these free events.  In addition, visual art by Prodigy® students will be on display.  Join us at one of the locations listed below!


2018 Showcase Schedule

March 3, 2018 – UACDC Tampa 1 Prodigy® | 12:00 pm
University Area CDC | 14013 North 22nd Street, Tampa FL 33613

March 5, 2018 – ONIC Prodigy® | 7:00 pm
Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center | 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801

March 16, 2018 – YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg Prodigy® | 6:00 pm
Speer YMCA Raymond James Center | 2100 26th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711

March 21, 2018 – Arts Ensemble | 5:45 pm
Eloise Resource Center | 710 Snively, Winter Haven, FL 33880

March 28, 2018 — Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay | 6:30 pm
Wilbert Davis Belmont Heights Club | 3515 Sarah Street, Tampa, FL 33605

March 29, 2018 – UACDC Lacoochee Prodigy® | 6:00 pm
Lacoochee Boys & Girls Club | 38724 Mudcat Grant Blvd. Lacoochee, FL  33537

 For more information please contact Josie Rocco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (813) 558-5212 x 307

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Help us support our kids

Prodigy® funding from the Florida state legislature is once again in jeopardy.  After the 83% reduction in 2017 resulting in 2000 youth no longer enrolled, the program cannot withstand any more cuts. We need your help to make sure that Prodigy® can continue to serve Florida’s at-risk youth.

With our 18th year underway, Prodigy® has now reached over 28,000 youth served. Our program touts an impressive annual savings of $160 million for the Florida juvenile justice system with 98% of our students not getting in trouble since their enrollment.  90% of youth enrolled in diversion services do not reoffend.

We need your help to keep our program strong. Please join us by contributing in one or all the following ways:

• Be a donor by making a sizable donation to help fund Prodigy® sites and community projects   (DONATE HERE)
• Connect us to new funding opportunities such as public and private foundations
• Help garner support from city, county and state lawmakers.  Contact your local state legislators and ask them to support Prodigy® directly.

Our program works. Every day we contribute to the livelihood of our youth and their families through life skills enrichment, academic support and wrap around services. So, please, help us continue to transform young lives by joining our village. Together we can be a voice of many who assure our children succeed. 

For more information about how you can help, please call Prodigy® Director Mike Trepper at  813-558-5212 x 313.



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youth served image home pageProdigy® is transforming young lives in over 10 locations throughout West Central Florida

Prodigy® classes are FREE and open to all youth ages 5-18.  Don’t have a Prodigy® site near you?  Check out our mobile classroom – Prodigy® Moves!

To find a location near you, please visit our Prodigy® Sites page.

To find out more about our mobile unit, please visit our Prodigy® Moves! page. 


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