Kids on Probation

According to statistics, 85% of youth offenders can't read or do even the most basic math. Their problems with school started way before they had their first brush with the law. By the time these pseudo “tough guys” take their first steps into a Pre-K class, they are already behind their peers.

Adoption Ceremony Touts the Ties that Bind

On Friday, November 14th parents and children gathered at the Pinellas County Justice Center to finalize their adoptions. The ceremony was in conjunction with National Adoption Day, which celebrates families who have adopted children and encourages others to do so.

Transforming the Future

Don'zyia Jones, age 6, is one of the youths being helped by Friends of the Children of Tampa Bay, a mentoring program that matches vulnerable children with long-term mentors, or Friends. Read the full article in Spanish.

When Hearts are Matched, It’s Forever

Seven years ago our lives were changed in the most wonderful ways as our family walked into a court room and stood before a judge and promised to love and cherish each other as we became a forever family.