BSAC Mission

BSAC Mission

Leading the Region in “Learn To Swim” Programs: There’s a High 5 for That!

By |2022-02-22T21:16:46+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Water Safety|

Most of us with fond memories of learning to swim back when we were kids only want the same thing for
our own children. The fun, laughter, and smiles remain with us for our whole lives. But, of late, concern
has been growing among ourselves and other community leaders about the unacceptable increase in
youth drownings here in the Tampa Bay region; and really, across all of Florida.
Recently, the Tampa Bay Times reported that drowning claimed the lives of 98 children in 2021, up 42
percent from the year before, including a disturbing two-week stretch

A Special Month for Special Needs: High 5 Proudly Supports Autism Awareness All April Long

By |2021-06-03T19:13:31+00:00April 23rd, 2021|BSAC Mission, BSAC News, TRIDENT|

A lot has changed in the 51 years since the Autism Society held the first National Autism Awareness Month in April of 1970. Today, we know there isn’t just one form of the condition. Modern diagnosis techniques are now able to identify disorders in social skills, speech, movement, and more across a wide spectrum of behaviors. While the subtypes vary greatly, they all share the need for greater understanding in common.

And also, for ensuring that no one falls between the cracks.

At BSAC, that’s where our Special Needs programs come in.

Concerningly, as autism has

CPR classes are now available to the community!

By |2021-05-18T21:16:52+00:00March 26th, 2021|BSAC Community, BSAC News, Water Safety|

BSAC offers the American Red Cross Adult & Pediatric CPR/ First Aid/ AED Certification Class.

The Blended Learning class combines online learning and instructor-led classroom skill sessions. The comprehensive and nationally recognized course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults and children.

If you need to

Bricks 4 Kidz Partnership with TRIDENT

By |2021-06-03T19:17:04+00:00January 21st, 2021|BSAC Community, BSAC Mission, BSAC Partners, TRIDENT|

High 5 Puts Partnership in Place with Bricks 4 Kidz
Special needs adult members of Team T.R.I.D.E.N.T. lend helping hands in support of LEGO-building programs

 TAMPA, Fla., January 25, 2020 – High 5, a community-based, 501c3 non-profit organization, dedicated to providing regional leadership in after-school programs and sports recreation, proudly announces a new partnership between Team T.R.I.D.E.N.T. the High 5 program for special needs adults and the local chapter of Bricks 4 Kidz, part of a global LEGO® brick-based learning program.

The partnership consists of sorting the thousands of LEGO bricks of all colors,

Pillars in Progress: The High 5 Commitment to Community Partnership

By |2021-06-03T19:21:03+00:00November 22nd, 2020|BSAC Community, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, Featured|

In the last eight months, little has remained the same in the way we live, learn, and play. Yet, the anxiety and apprehension most of us feel has begun to fade slightly. The upside isn’t about taking unnecessary risks in advancing the spread of the Coronavirus; it’s about advancing a greater sense of balance in the cause of life itself for individuals and families throughout our region.

At High 5, that’s what we do.

Since 1963, we’ve been a family-first sports and aquatics facility that’s gone above and beyond the norm to make

TRIDENT Treasure Gala – February 15 2020

By |2021-05-25T16:17:03+00:00February 5th, 2020|BSAC News, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sponsors, BSAC Stories, Events, Featured, Fundraiser, TRIDENT|

Dear Friends of BSAC,

BSAC would like to thank you for your interest in our upcoming fundraiser, The Trident Treasure Gala, which will take place Saturday, February 15, 2020, at The Regent in Riverview. We anticipate an outstanding evening with more than 425 guests in attendance.

The Trident Treasure Gala will be our signature event of the year. Guests and sponsors will enjoy a sit-down dinner and open bar, all while dressed in their favorite pirate attire! Guests will also be able to bid on unique items in our silent and live auctions.

BSAC Partners with Livingstone Academy

By |2020-02-12T18:00:46+00:00January 31st, 2020|Adult Programs, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sponsors, BSAC Sports, BSAC Stories, Facility Rental, Featured, Staff, Tennis For Fun!, TRIDENT|

BSAC and Livingstone Academy have long been leaders for special needs education in Hillsborough County. Now, they join forces in a new partnership, filling a gap in much-needed services for special needs students and adults.

Chuck Burgess (CEO of BSAC) and Chris Pello (CEO Livingstone Schools) met in Leadership Brandon through the Chamber of Commerce in 2014. They quickly built a professional relationship after discovering their common interest in serving the special needs community. As Livingstone Schools continued to grow, so did their need for more space. Livingstone Schools opened its fourth

Leadership Team Retreat

By |2020-01-14T21:20:47+00:00January 14th, 2020|Aquatics, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Stories, Featured, Staff|

The BSAC Leadership Team recently met for a two-day retreat in preparation for our best year yet! All departments came together for team bonding exercises, communication strategies, and of course, a little fun. New and veteran employees alike gained valuable coaching and training in addition to insight into the organization’s long-term vision.

On the first day, our team brought out their competitive sides at CQ Tactical. Leaders split up into groups to create team names and strategize winning methods for laser tag and an escape room. Everyone worked together towards a common

Welcome, New BSAC Team Members!

By |2020-01-14T19:08:34+00:00January 14th, 2020|Activities at Brooker, Activities at BSAC (All-Stars), Activities at Fishhawk Creek, Activities at Stowers, After-school, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Stories, Featured, Staff|

We are delighted to welcome seven new after-school mentors to the BSAC team! They were carefully selected from a large pool of candidates for their positive attitudes and a strong passion for making a difference. You can learn more about them by reading their bios below. If you or someone you know would be an excellent fit for the BSAC team, please click here to apply!

Originally from Miami, Jose Guerrero will be a BASE mentor at Brooker Elementary! In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, exploring the outdoors, and taking

Winter Break Wonderland

By |2019-12-22T00:14:49+00:00December 22nd, 2019|Activities at Barrington, Activities at Bevis, Activities at Brooker, Activities at BSAC (All-Stars), Activities at Fishhawk Creek, Activities at Kingswood, Activities at Mann Middle, Activities at Stowers, Activities Lithia Springs, After-school, Aquatics, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Programs, Featured|

Join us during winter break for snowball fights, bobsled scooter relays, swimming, ornament making, and other festive games & crafts!

December 23: 7am – 6:30pm
December 24: HALF DAY 7am – 1pm
December 25: CLOSED
December 26: 7am – 6:30pm
December 27: 7am – 6:30pm
December 30: 7am – 6:30pm
December 31: HALF DAY 7am – 1pm
January 1: CLOSED
January 2: 7am – 6:30pm
January 3: 7am- 6:30pm
January 6: 7am – 6:30pm

$120/Week or $40/Day