Mission & Vision

Our Why

Frameworks of Tampa Bay is the leading nonprofit dedicated to equipping all children in our community with the knowledge and know-how to become kind, collaborative and capable citizens. With the complex challenges kids face today, we provide positive and personalized learning experiences that develop their emotional intelligence — the critical skills necessary to navigate any emotion, conversation or situation, no matter how difficult.

From preschool through high school, Frameworks partners with trusted adults to model and teach emotional intelligence to children of all ages and prepares teens to practice it through real-world leadership experiences. Our customized coaching, workshops and strategies are proven to help kids do better in school, graduate on time, respond to setbacks with resilience, excel in the workplace, and experience a stronger sense of belonging and mental well-being.

Together with families, teachers and youth organizations, we will achieve a vibrant community where every person succeeds personally, academically and professionally because emotional intelligence is practiced everywhere we live and learn.

Supporting Our Children

Frameworks impacts thousands of students from pre-K through 12th grade each day, and partners with over 90 schools (public, private and public charter) and youth-serving organizations. Our program partnerships are absolutely critical for the facilitation of this imperative area of focus.

A solid foundation of emotional intelligence (EQ) helps all children build skills that they will use every day when interacting with their peers, family, educators, and mentors. EQ competencies such as self-awareness, relationship skills, and social awareness will truly have a positive impact in the classroom, at home, and throughout life.


Frameworks acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We have pledged ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and cultures. In order to accomplish our mission, we are responsive to the needs of everyone in the community who receives our services, regardless of their gender, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or racial and ethnic background. We create and implement programs using our awareness of cultural differences and treat all clients and stakeholders with respect. Furthermore, we have established an organizational culture that values people of all genders, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status or racial and ethnic backgrounds and is based on our organizational values.

Our commitment to inclusiveness is evident in our organizational policies and procedures, as part of our strategic plan, and within our organizational goals to build a culture and climate of inclusivity in the workplace. Frameworks recruits, hires, trains, pays, and promotes without discrimination with regard to race, national origin, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, age, personal appearance, family responsibilities, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, handicap, citizenship, veteran’s status, or other legally protected status. These policies are included in all job postings, with the goal of increasing diversity among applicants. Postings often express preference for second language skills. Vacancies are promoted across a wide network to reach the broadest possible audience.