Not My Child

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anti-violence. pro community.

Not My Child is a community campaign meant to encourage positive enrichment for youth, share strong anti-violence / pro-community messages, and promote safe neighborhoods. Formerly known as Not My Son, a campaign conceived to support young African American men, Not My Child has been expanded to reach all youth across St. Pete.

A true community effort, the Not My Child campaign is focused on engaging parents, families, and their neighbors in the lives of St. Pete’s youth, to encourage them to make positive choices.  

Once the school year commences, community walks will continue every second Friday night. All are welcome to help spread the word door-to-door that education, opportunities, and positive relationships are the formula for hope and success in our community.

How To Get Involved

  1. Take the pledge. Share it with a friend

  2. Partner with us. Co-host a Not My Child event

  3. Join us for a Community Canvass. Each Friday during the summer break we take our message of "Not My Child" to the streets of St. Pete with the simple goal of building relationships and encouraging positive youth achievement.

Explore City Youth Programming

Below are programs that offer enrichment activities for Youth. Click the links below to learn more and sign up.

  • Join the Cohorts of Champions
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  • Learn to Swim
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  • Check Out the Youth Farm
    Learn More
  • Summer Camps
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  • The First Tee of St. Petersburg
    Learn More
  • Childcare Programs
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  • Teen Programs
    Learn More
  • Mentoring Matters
    Coming Soon!!