Teen Arts, Sports, and Cultural Opportunities

TASCO teen sites have a dedicated full-time teen staff supervisor, free middle school camp, teen room, organized sports leagues, trips and activities specifically geared towards teens and promote positive youth leadership within our communities and throughout life.


Showcase of Achievement
Youth Showcase

The 7th Annual Mayor’s Youth Showcase of Achievement will award over $25,000 in cash and prizes to middle and high school students. 48 different students in middle and high school will be awarded in eight different categories ranging from Academic Achievement to Overcoming Adversity to Performing Arts. The deadline for the completed nomination packet must be postmarked no later than April 21, 2017.

The Showcase of Achievement Award Ceremony will be held on May 18, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Mahaffey Theater in Downtown St. Petersburg. All nominees will receive two free tickets to attend the night of the show.

2016 Showcase Winners


Middle School
Victor Xie – Academic Achievement
Jayden Woody – Scholar Athlete
Kristin Javate – Visual Arts
Marco A. Jimenez – Performing Arts
Ernest Houston – Citizenship / Leadership
Alexandra Trotter – Literary Arts
Lina Demarest – Overcoming Adversity
Chase Wiley – Science & Technology

High School
Kyle Howarth – Academic Achievement
Kyle Howarth – Scholar Athlete
Mallory Lundquist – Visual Arts
Sierra Davis – Performing Arts
Hannah Blevins – Citizenship / Leadership
Charlotte Leavengood – Literary Arts
Nhu Doan – Overcoming Adversity
Nikhil Sharma – Science & Technology
Tyler Bittner – Overall Excellence Award


Middle School
Alexandra Trotter – Academic Achievement
Maya Srinivasan – Academic Achievement
Frankee Sue Hendricks – Scholar Athlete
Kellyn West – Scholar Athlete
Sofia Arango – Visual Arts
Lillian Sinphay – Visual Arts
Taj Fleming – Performing Arts
Emily Cheshire – Performing Arts
Catherine Litchy – Citizenship / Leadership
Meira Kowalski – Citizenship / Leadership
Abigail Dudinsky – Literary Arts
Grace Schecter – Literary Arts
Diego Riera – Overcoming Adversity
Andrew Butler – Overcoming Adversity
William J. Royals – Science & Technology
Kyle Wadley – Science & Technology

High School
Tyler Bittner – Academic Achievement
Michaela Polmann – Academic Achievement
Olivia Welsh – Scholar Athlete
Amber Brickey – Scholar Athlete
Shelby Pogue – Visual Arts
Justin Lundmark – Visual Arts
Moses Jeune – Visual Arts
Ashley Svansson – Performing Arts
Samuel Adan Martinez – Performing Arts
Nikhil Sharma – Citizenship / Leadership
Michaela Polmann – Citizenship / Leadership
Mara Lameyer – Literary Arts
Katrina Beaucage – Literary Arts
Christina Lang – Overcoming Adversity
Christopher Meisman – Overcoming Adversity
Christopher Meisman – Science & Technology
Hannah Anderson – Science & Technology


TASCO offers small and large events throughout the year. Check out the calendar of all of our upcoming events.

Hire Us
DJ Service

TASCO offers professional dance lighting and DJ services for teens in grades 6-12.

Hire us for your next birthday, graduation, or holiday party. We play all the hottest hits from all genres.

Level Up
Premier gaming spot

"Level Up" is the premier gaming spot for teens in middle and high school. Teens will be able to converse, share, and explore the gaming culture. Teens will learn, unite, and play in an enjoyable atmosphere.

TASCO will provide a safe and welcoming environment where gamers of all backgrounds can participate in various gaming experiences such as, video games, board games, free use of the TASCO Center for Technology computer lab, chill lounge, and can participate in prize giveaways throughout the night.

Main Activities of Event

  • Free Play of various game systems including Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo series, PC, etc.
  • Retro game systems where teens will be introduced to older systems
  • Tournaments including prizes for winners
  • Various supply of board games, including RPG style games

Valentine Semi-Formal

Beat the summer heat and come hang out with TASCO this summer. We offer six different events at various locations over the summer, two of which are open to the public :

Middle and high school teens! Kick off your summer with TASCO Teen Programs. Our first summer extreme event is The Catalina Marketing Game Extravaganza on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the historic Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue north, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with hundreds of teens in attendance. Inflatable games, video games, bungee jumping, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, air brush tattoos, live DJ performances and make your own music DVD. The cost is $5 per participant.

Middle school and high school teens! Get down and dirty with all your friends at TASCO Teen Mud Wars, Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Spa Beach Park, 615 2nd Avenue NE, downtown on the Pier approach. Teens battle it out for a top spot in the dirtiest mud competition in the U.S. Bring a team consisting of 10 competing players and two alternates or join a team when you arrive. Teams compete for $500 and trophies. Activities include tug-of-war, obstacle course, eliminator, and mud football to name a few. Bring a change of clothes, towel, and sunscreen. Concessions will be sold. The cost is $5 per participant.

Field of

TASCO Field of Screams was, once again, voted the #1 scare in Tampa Bay last year.

Teens and adults, you won’t want to miss the 12th Annual TASCO Field of Screams featuring “The Asylum”! Year in and year out, TASCO’s Field of Screams is voted the #1 scare in Tampa Bay. This year’s event will be the largest and best of them all. Participants are exposed to darkness, loud noises, bright lights, wooded trails, and intense scare zones (this event is Not Suitable for Young Children, parental discretion is advised). Please call 727-892-5060 for more information.

Valentine Semi-Formal

If you are a middle school student looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day, then we've got the event for YOU!

TASCO Teen Programs hosts the 12th Annual Valentine’s Semi formal at J.W. Cate Recreation Center, 5801 22nd Avenue North on February 11, 2017 from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.. Teens in grades six through nine, this is for you. The party starts with a live DJ spinning the hottest new songs with live entertainment on the main stage. Don’t miss the photo booth, video games, $100 best dressed contest for male and female and more all evening. $10 ticket includes dinner. This night is always a sellout. Dress code semi formal. No shorts or jeans. The school with the most attendance wins a free field day provided by TASCO. Come represent your school and have some fun. Tickets are available at the TASCO office, 1320 5th Street North, your local St. Petersburg recreation centers, and at the door, if available.Participant or Parent Information.

SWAT Sandblast

TASCO and S.W.A.T. (Students Working Against Tobacco) team up on March 18, 2017 to pull off one of the biggest beach bashes around.

Spring break fun isn't over yet! TASCO Teen Programs and S.W.A.T. host our 19th Annual S.W.A.T. Sandblast, at Spa Beach, 615 2nd Avenue NE. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to teenagers in grades 6-12. Teens can participate in beach games, bungee bounce, water joust, foam arena, 80- foot zip line, flag football, two twenty-five foot waterslides, live performances, DJ, prizes, and more. Call 892-5060 for more information.