We bus kids to and from the facility.
Snack & Prep
We offer a nutritional snack and healthy workout prep.
We challenge kids with age-appropriate workouts.
Outings & Gardening
Field trips and outdoors education mix things up.
From homework help to a sympathetic ear, we're here for our kids.
40+ Active Kids
Kids 12 - 18
10 Competitive Kids
5 Classes Per Week
Founded in 2013
In May 2017, Ryan’s Club partnered with The Local Food Project, University of South Florida - St Petersburg (USFSP), and the Sustainable Urban Agriculture Coalition (SUAC) to begin creating a food forest right in the heart of St Petersburg at Mt Zion.
The garden started out as an empty lot behind one of the Mt Zion buildings off 9th Avenue South and 20th Street South. Ryan’s Club, along with the help of The Local Food Project, USFSP, and SUAC, has taken the initiative of turning this sandy lot into a flourishing food forest, which will include fruits and vegetables that will be sold by the Ryan’s Club kids at a local farmer’s market.
Ryan’s Club meets once a week in the garden to learn about urban agriculture, put in some hard work, and work alongside other members of the community towards the same goal – a prosperous harvest! The process of the Ryan’s Club garden from start to harvest is being documented and will be presented during the Et Cultura festival in November to showcase the kids working in the garden and proving urban agriculture is possible. This new project allows the participants to not only learn about healthy eating but also develop different skills throughout the gardening process as well as the entrepreneurship possibilities from selling the fruits and vegetables.