Project Promise serves children and youth in Hillsborough County who are or have been neglected and/or at-risk for academic failure or dropping out of school.

Project Promise has served the children of A Kid’s Place for over 8 years through various classes and programs that fit the needs of our kids. Our children have participated in everything from drumming, yoga, and science classes to learning proper etiquette and how to start a business.

Like the Starfish Story, Project Promise is making a difference one child at a time! Thank you for all you do!

Project Promise Philosophy

(Inspired by The Starfish Story, adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren Eisley)

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed
a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean.~
The surf is up and the tide is going out.~ If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?~
You can’t make a difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish,
and threw it back into the surf.~ Then, smiling at the man, he said…”
I made a difference for that one.


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