MEDIA ALERT/ PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: April 25, 2023
WHAT: U.S. Representative Kathy Castor awards a $3 Million Grant to continue construction on the new Skills Center Collaborative in East Tampa.
The money will help complete the innovative facility that will serve 3,500 youth, create 180 jobs and make a $25 million economic impact on the East Tampa community over the next 5 years. The state-of-the-art facility will include workforce training rooms, esports/STEM room, education support room, a health and nutrition demonstration kitchen, 3 gyms, offices and event space. With this collaborative model, four additional nonprofits, CDC of Tampa, GEMS, G3 and Men of Vision, will join The Skills Center in this center to create upward economic mobility for young people ages 11-24.
Construction scheduled to end in the fall of 2023 with the grand opening in early November.
Hard Hat Media Tour of Skills Center Collaborative Construction Site
WHEN: TUESDAY, May 2,2023 at 10am
WHERE: 5107 22nd Street in Tampa
About The Skills Center
The Skills Center, created in 2007, is a sport-based youth development nonprofit (501c3) that intentionally utilizes athletics as the mechanism to create change through academic support, life skills, mentoring, and health & fitness for youth ages 3-18 in Tampa Bay. Using sports as a powerful learning tool, youth learn how to transfer and apply the skills learned naturally through sports to other environments in their lives, such as at school, home, and work.
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