From our home in Sulphur Springs, Community Stepping Stones works with underserved children from Plant City to Palm River to Ybor City and beyond: our organization goes wherever young people in Hillsborough County have need.

Our innovative organization fans the flames of creativity by offering opportunities for young people to develop lifelong positive behaviors and creative thinking skills. By using visual arts and science as a pathway, we inspire our students - especially those with limited resources and support - to gain the academic, social and job-preparatory skills necessary to become successful adults.

Community Stepping Stones offers a wide range of programming across the Hillsborough County area, from Pre-K through 12th grade, all with a focus on development through the arts. Participants are encouraged to use critical and creative thinking and to express themselves through a variety of artistic forms and media.

Who We Serve

First Jobs, our Teen Internship Program offers neighborhood teens and students who have aged out of the program paid opportunities to gain work experience while assisting with classes. Teen Interns act as Teachers Aides while learning the basics of having a job, understanding professional conduct, tracking time, etc., all while expanding their roles as mentors in their community.

Community Initiative for Young Artists assists young people K-7th grade in their overall development through arts infused activities. While learning general art knowledge students channel their creativity in a safe environment to cultivate positive habits, learn new problem-solving skills, be inspired to make positive personal choices, and strengthen their social and emotional learning. 

First Jobs
Community Initiative for Young Artists