Prodigy Cultural Arts
Prodigy is an early prevention, intervention and diversion community program designed to improve the life chances of at-risk children ages 7-17 by providing a safe arena where they learn communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills through visual and performing arts. The program is a collaboration between the University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC), Bay Area Youth Services, Inc., and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Offered in seven counties, Prodigy has one of the highest success rates at one of the lowest costs of any program in the state of Florida.
The Tampa I Prodigy site is located at the University Area Community Center Complex (UACCC). We offer a variety of visual and performing arts classes free of charge to the community. Our current course schedule includes hip-hop dance, keyboard, guitar, studio art, media art, comic book design, and drum line. We also operate the Prodigy Teen Advisory Board (P-TAB), a board of PRODIGY teens who dedicate their time to beatifying the Tampa Bay area with public art. We are a year-round program and operate during after school hours as well as during the summer.