May 2019
Does the child for whom you advocate need a new back pack and school supplies to start off the 2019-2020 school year right? Get your request in today!
Please note, you must submit one form per child.

We are excited to announce that we will be partnering this year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Arians Family Foundation so that some lucky young people
age 7+ will get an opportunity to receive their back pack and supplies from
a Bucs player and get autographs on either their practice fields of indoor
practice facility! Dates and Times are yet to be decided but please let
us know in your application if your child (age 7+) would have interest
and if you are willing to arrange transportation to Tampa to make it happen.

Details and application can be found on our website!

The deadline is May 15, 2019.
Wednesday, June 5, 3PM - 6PM
ICOT - 14102 58th St. N, Clearwater
Join us for an Ice Cream Social (with or with out your kiddos) to celebrate the end of another school year! Our closet will be open and all items available for the taking! Let's make some smiles happen together! More information and rsvp here.
Cooking Matters
June 18, 25, July 9, 16 3PM - 4PM
Riverside Baptist Church, 6219 River Road, New Port Richey
June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17 & 24th 1PM - 3PM
One Stop Shop, 15029 14th St., Dade City
Does your teen need or want to learn how to prepare healthy meals and snacks on a budget and make smart food choices? This is the class for them! This FREE class presented by the UF/IFAS Extension Program fills up every year. Register your teen today by calling Evelien Still at 727-834-3493 or online for the NPR class here or the Dade City class here.
Tampa Bay Rays Games
Wednesday, May 29, 7:10PM
Monday, August 19, 7:10PM
Tuesday, September 24, 7:10PM
1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg
Join us at this Tampa Bay Rays game to cheer on our local team and enjoy a fun outing at the ballpark. These tickets were donated for Volunteer Child Advocate children, adults unaccompanied by a child will not be allowed entry.
This event is free of charge but space is limited and available on a first come-first served basis. Call or email Jonathan at 727-464-7171 or for more information and to reserve your tickets. 
Our New Libraries are OPEN!
Thanks to generous funding from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, we now have a library at our Corporate Way and ICOT office locations filled with awesome resources! Check it out today!
Summer Camp Applications Accepted Until May 10th
Each year, the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay provides support for GAL children to attend enriching summer opportunities like day camps, soccer leagues, dance classes and more. Check out local recreation centers and groups like Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts now so you don't miss out! For some ideas to start, see our non-exhaustive list of summer programs here. You can find the application here.
Start With The End in Mind
June 4 - June 28th
SPC Downtown Campus 224 22nd Avenue N, St. Petersburg
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay and Career Source Pinellas join together to offer this fun-filled opportunity to learn while you earn. This year’s Summer STEM Program will run June 4- June 28, Monday-Thursday. Students will have the opportunity to learn critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration and develop their public speaking skills while developing a product to showcase.

Learn more or find out how your teen can apply here.
Volunteer Child Advocates! You can support the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay by running, walking or strolling at our 5th Annual SuperHero 5K for 50% off using code VCA and you can register children in the GAL Program for free using code VCAK! Registration is currently $25.00, so with your discount code, you can register to participate for $12.50! Go to to register today!

If you or someone you know are interested in sponsoring the SuperHero 5K, you can find out more information about sponsorship levels  here.

We will need lots of volunteers to make it happen -- discover volunteer opportunities here or to join our planning committee contact
We advocate for and support children, young adults, and families
impacted by abuse and neglect in Pinellas and Pasco Counties by collaborating
with community partners and the Guardian ad Litem staff and volunteers who support the children we serve.

We envision a community where every child and young adult is safe, secure and thriving. We believe every child deserves to have a permanent family and be well prepared for their future beyond foster care.
Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay | 727.464.6528 | Website
14250 49th St, Suite 4000 Clearwater, FL 33762