THE SKILLS CENTER COLLABORATIVE
LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD
We are purchasing and renovating a facility that will level the playing field in education, health and workforce readiness for young people. The facility will offer a unique “Service Model” that will house 5 experienced youth serving organizations in a coordinated approach to leverage resources, programming and funding. This state of the art, multipurpose Center will encompass a wide range of programming, sports and events.
The positive economic and community impact to East Tampa will generate over 180 jobs, provide services to 3500+ young people, create $5M in renovations and operating support including additional grant awards, volunteer hours and physical improvement to the community.
BECOME A SPONSOR
Help us address racial barriers, inequalities and health disparities from a youth empowerment approach. Be one of the transformational change makers by joining this project as a strategic partner. We will be pleased to review sponsorships and naming opportunities.
Recognition will also be available on our Community Score Board, a wall acknowledging corporations, individuals and foundations supporting this project.
NFL Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Steve Young will Fund The Skills Center Collaborative's 8 to 80 Zone Esports Arena through the Forever Young Foundation.This facility will be a free resource for Tampa area students, living in underserved communities exploring esports, production, and game development careers. This center will also have resources for social distance virtual learning for students in need of computers and wifi connection.
In addition, 20 refurbished gaming computer systems have been donated to youth living in Tampa that do not currently have computers in their homes to support their stay at home learning.