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Causes: Children & Youth, Civil Rights, Intergroup & Race Relations, Leadership Development, Race, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Community Tampa Bay promotes dialogue and respect among all cultures, religions and races by cultivating leaders to change communities.

Programs: Anytown - a youth leadership and diversity education program. Launched in 1991, the anytown program continues to be the only youth leadership and diversity education programs in the tampa bay area. The program begins with a weeklong residential session and continues throughout the year with additional training, workshops and service opportunities. The goal of the program is to empower diverse groups of young people to create more inclusive and just schools and communities. Anytown is the one place where your race, religion, social class and gender don't come between you and your peers. It starts with a one week trip to a world without bias, prejudice or stereotyping. For some youth, it is a place to unlearn the racism they have been taught at home. For others, it is a safe place to talk about the violence they encounter at school. After this profound experience, anytown graduates begin looking for opportunities to change their communities. Many will return to anytown year after year as counselors in order to give back to the program. Community tampa bay provides the anytown experience for youth ages 14-19 across tampa bay. We profoundly believe we can improve our community -- one person at a time. One of our strengths is turning negative leaders into positive ones through our unique and proven methods of peer modeling and experiential education. This is why anytown was recognized by the national council on crime and delinquency as one of the most effective programs for preventing juvenile delinquency in the nation. In the summer of 2013, 113 youth graduated from the residential portion of the program which was delivered by a staff of 35 volunteers.

workplace - effectively managing diversity in the workplace.

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