Launching a Safe Summer in East Tampa with The Way to Happiness

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology are helping make the summer safe for Tampa Bay-area families with The Way to Happiness.

Church of Scientology volunteers joined in the spirit of the season June 8 as families enjoyed the annual East Tampa Community Revitalization Partnership “Have a Safe Summer” festival at Alfred “Al” Barnes, Jr. Park.

Encouraged by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement report showing a significant drop in the Tampa area crime rate, volunteers handed out copies of The Way to Happiness, a nonreligious, commonsense moral code written by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. The booklet provides practical moral guidelines that can be used to make the best of any season.

The Church’s participation in the event was part of a yearlong commitment to reduce crime in the region. Volunteers have distributed copies of The Way to Happiness to 80 percent of East Tampa households, and in just the past year have organized dozens of seminars for East Tampa youth to learn the 21 precepts that promote respect for oneself, one’s family and others.

Immensely popular since its first publication in 1981, more than 100 million copies of The Way to Happiness have been distributed in 205 countries and territories, providing a moral compass anyone can live by.

The Church of Scientology and its members are proud to share the tools for happier living contained in The Way to Happiness with all who work to build a better world. For more information, visit