Truancy Diversion

P.I.E.C.E. Program

(Partners In Empowering Children Education)

 

Project LINK offers a truancy diversion program that provides intensive case management services to targeted students who have been referred by Hillsborough County Public Schools who had at least 10 unexcused absences.

 

Other indicators include but not limited to homelessness, chronic tardiness to school, skipping classes, absenteeism; social/behavior performance (out-of-school suspension, other disciplinary consequences such as behavior referrals, detention, in-school suspension), and academic performance (course failures, accrual of credits).

 

We provide a System of Care which offers access to other community agencies support services to meet the needs of children and their families, which may include emotional, behavioral and mental health services in a coordinated manner.

 

 

Y.A.M.S Program

(Youth Asset Mapping Systems)

 

The Y.A.M.S is a youth-based career-focused mentoring program that focuses on different components of career development and employment goals. 


Targeted students from the 14-17 years of age, residing in the Tampa Bay area. Students will receive one to one mentoring sessions and group student sessions on focused topics. 


Student participants will be equipped with the tools and techniques to understand the process associated with vocational or post-secondary education.

 

 

Care Management

 

Project LINK provides Care Management to children and their families, who are experiencing attendance issues, bullying, homelessness, mental health concerns, and requesting support services via referrals from Hillsborough County Public Schools, community support agencies, and/or family members.

 

Our Family Support Specialists assist individuals and their families in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational and other services that are vital in the path to self-sufficiency, academic success, and a healthy lifestyle.

 

Eligibility for this service:

  • Resident in the Tampa Bay Area

  • Have a school-age child enrolled in public school setting

  • Willingness to actively participate in program activities

 

 

 

 

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