The Skills Center Founders

"It’s a dream until you write it down and then it’s a goal." Anonymous


MISSION

To intentionally utilize athletics as the mechanism to accelerate academic achievement, build character, and promote health & fitness for young people ages 3-18 in Tampa Bay.

VISION

Our participants are well-rounded individuals who achieve their life goals through academic achievement and sound character based on integrity, responsibility, respect, sportsmanship and teamwork.

CORE VALUES

To operate with a high QUALITY of excellence

To serve with HONESTY & INTEGRITY

To create win –win PARTNERSHIPS within the community

To support FAMILY oriented environment and programs

To provide INCLUSIVE services to all children in the Tampa Bay area

To build an effective TEAM environment atmosphere

PHILOSOPHY

The Skills Center believes in creating a culture of achievement that:

• Introduces and enhances training and skills development services that meet each student’s individual abilities.
• Builds self-esteem in a fun learning environment.
• Fosters positive relationships between students and caring adults.
• Encourages volunteerism.
• Collaborates with students and parents in the program design and delivery.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Moses Allen

Director Specialty Distribution
Lunar Health

Anthony Brooks

President
Capital Finance Advisors

Bobbi Davis

Director of Organizational Development
Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County

Lawrence Hires

President/CEO
Hires Entertainment & Promotions

Chris Lawson

Director of Sales
Chameleon Custom Solutions

Natalie Godwin Norrington

Senior PR Manager
UPS

Clemmie Perry

Director
Women Of Color Golf

Richard Porter

Regional Vice President
Prudential Financial

Ken Robert

President
GEMM Holding Development

Richard Tarr

Inspection Specialist
PCAOB

STAFF

Our management team consists of 4 individuals with over 30 years of experience in youth development and management.

Celeste Roberts, MBA, Founder

Executive Director

Chris Ward, MS, Founder

Director of Sports Development

John Arroyo, MS, Founder

Director of League Operations

Ken Roberts, BS

Director of Business Development

PARTNERSHIPS

To provide training, resources and strengthen our effectiveness to develop high quality services, The Skills Center partners with the following organizations:

Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
NBA Orlando Magic Jr Leagues
HCTA / USTA
Conn Memorial Foundation
US Lacrosse
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Up2Us
School District of Hillsborough County
IMG Academies
City of Tampa Parks & Recreation
Glazer Family Foundation 

BENEFITS OF SPORTS

Youth sports present a unique opportunity for introducing and reinforcing positive life lessons that prepare children for the future.

Youth sport benefits:

• Lower dropout rate
• Maintain healthy weight and lifestyle
• Builds self-respect and dignity
• Enhances body image
• Provides socialization skills with peers and adults
• Instills self-discipline and an awareness of the value of preparation
• Teaches time management
• Provides a stress relief from academic and social pressures

More Resources
Youth sport benefits:

• Provides an outlet for channeling energy
• Teaches teamwork and sportsmanship 
• Teaches how to control emotions
• Shows how to play within the rules
• Teaches how to deal with adversity
• Teaches how to deal productively with criticism

More Resources

More Resources:

1 - Youth sport: positive and negative impact on young athletes

2 - Responsible Sports

3 - Benefits of Youth Sports

4 - National Alliance on Youth Sports

5 - Positive Coaching Alliance


Contact The Skills Center

Phone: 813 - 703 - 1324
Email:
Mail:

The Skills Center
5470 E. Busch Blvd #132
Tampa, FL 33617
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(813) 703-1324

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