1986 ~ Established and registered with the state of Florida in 1987, under the doctrine in the United States, the parens patriae doctrine has had its greatest application in the treatment of children, mentally ill persons, and other individuals who are legally incompetent to manage their affairs. The state is the supreme guardian of all children within its jurisdiction, and state courts have the inherent power to intervene to protect the best interests of children whose welfare is jeopardized by controversies between parents. This inherent power is generally supplemented by legislative acts that define the scope of child protection in a state.
1986-1989 ~ Served as a Volunteer organization at WT Edwards Juvenile Detention introducing the Academic Behavior Modification Program in effort to provide and fun educational re source for the incarcerated youth.
1988-1990 ~ The Pure Poets were enlisted by Hillsborough County to conduct door to door surveys projecting prostate cancer awareness to a population at risk in urban communities. 1998-Present Formed J.U.I.C.E., Juveniles United In a Community Effort as we trained youth in a militarily form while the earn rank through both learning vocabulary words and reading books. We contract out there service for odd jobs assisting them in learning a vocation and teaching a positive work ethic as a form of community service. Lastly, we encourage the assistance of senior citizens as we further expand the concept of adopt a grand parent program.
1993-1999 ~ Hosted the first Open Mic in Historic Ybor City, “Triple Talent Tuesday,” at the Legendary Blues Ship with international artist & quest. This lead to a weekly public access broadcast and our very own meet the streets team airing “What up in Ybor.”
2000-2003 ~ Hosted an after school program and the Community Boxing Gym training youth in disciple of physical training as well as providing tutoring through our Historic West Tampa. 2003-2005 Opened the Information & Concierge station in Historic Ybor at the world famous Gas pars Grotto employing J.U.I .C.E. Cadets in a summer entrepreneur program. Purchased two indoor hot dog cart began illustrating to the cadets the details in owning your own business.
2006-Present ~ In observing a new phenomenon of the so called “adult without skills is a prime candidate for crime,” which eventually cost us money. We have begun to employ these young men to selling flowers at a fundraiser for the youth program and to provide income for the unskilled candidate while we determine a educational course of action.
2008 – Present – Have placed 150 plus computer in the homes of youth without computers donated by Hillsborough Community College through our Poetry with a Purpose Program.