Sips & Supper for Success
BAYS is excited to host its first annual Sips & Supper for Success on April 25, 2024, at the breathtaking Tampa River Center to benefit the brand-new BAYS Success Program. The BAYS Success Program is designed to provide support and resources to kids and families to reduce or eliminate the barriers to success.
The evening will begin with a cocktail hour starting at 5:30 pm that will allow an opportunity to network and meet some of our great community leaders and those leading the effort here at BAYS in helping to eliminate those barriers for success. Dinner will follow, which will consist of various food stations in a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the beautiful Hillsborough River and Tampa skyline.
We’re delighted to have former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and NFL wide receiver Frank Murphy as our keynote speaker, where he will discuss his journey which directly relates to the youth in BAYS’ programs. You will also have the opportunity to meet Frank and purchase a signed copy of his book The Secret Play Book. We are also thrilled to have some of the youth join us that have successfully completed programs within BAYS and are now able to discuss their life-changing experiences. There are plenty of great sponsorship opportunities available where you can truly make a difference in the lives of countless youth with tremendous potential. Additionally, there will be chances to win many great prizes. We look forward to seeing you there to help us inspire change!
BAYS Success Program Overview
The purpose of the new BAYS Success Program (BSP) Program is to provide support and resources to kids and families to reduce or eliminate the barriers to success. We will begin the process of reducing “generational poverty” by aiding resources to kids and families through mentoring, financial support, obtaining employment assistance, and job training opportunities.
The kids and families that are in BAYS care or attended a BAYS program in the past will apply for resources through an application process. The application will be reviewed by the BSP program committee for consideration of resources granted to the applicant. The program committee will be made up of BAYS Leadership Staff and one community member.
Available resources to apply for:
- Mental Health/Substance Abuse Counseling
- Employment Assistance
- Essentials for Young Adult (driver's license, GED test, bus tokens etc...)
- Clothes for school or work uniform