October 20, 2014

Train Up First, Tampa, Florida

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Train Up First (TUF) engages, motivates, teaches and inspires youth to take control of their journey through an interactive curriculum inspired by sports. TUF began as a student-athlete focused program, but, with support from CAB’s grant, in a few short years they have moved their focus to encompass the entire at-risk youth demographic.

CAB funding supports the purchase of TUF Talk training material to distribute to over 8,500 youths in 23 Hillsborough County schools.

TUF’s “non-academic” approach gives youth agencies and school administrators a tool to successfully engage the youth and promote self-exploration/problem-solving. It teaches youth that they get to choose who they want to be — regardless of background, current situations or former behaviors.

For more information on Train Up First (TUF), visit their website at, www.trainupfoundation.org