WHO IS

THE SKILLS CENTER

We are a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization and our full focus is on creating academic & leadership success through the power of sports. 

FOUNDERS

Celeste Roberts 

Chris Ward 

John Arroyo 

 

OUR PARTNERS

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SPECIAL

THANKS 

TO

FINISHLINE

YOUTH FOUNDATION

 

OURVALUES

We value loyalty.

It's how a family tells you, you belong.

We value discipline.

It is the glue that holds our dreams together.

We value hope. 

It allows us to believe beyond "impossible."

We value second chances. 

They pave the way for a comeback.

We value time.

We only get what we've got. No more. No less.

Make it count.

OUR

PHILOSOPHY

Our Philosophy is every kids is capable of learning in the right environment, with caring adults and an intentionally focus. We give our youth an environment that brings out the best in them and give us the opportunity to coach them for life.

 

STUDENT IMPACT

"The Skills Center has taught me life learning skills and helped me to do better in math."

- Mike, 7th Grade 

PARENT

IMPACT

"I wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the Basketball Camp last week. My daughter had a great time and certainly improved her skills, confidents and passion for the game. I don’t have enough superlatives to share how impressed we were with your coaches."

- Graham

STUDENT

IMPACT

"I came to the program to learn how to play sports and it has helped me to become confident in myself.”

- Jonathan, 6th Grade

PARENT IMPACT

"Thank you guys so much for taking time to invest in these kids and their future. It’s been a great experience."

- Mr. Brooks

COMMUNITY IMPACT

"I am impressed with the summer sports program offered by Chris Ward with the Skills Center held at Shields Middle School. I witnessed young boys show up every day for the Skills Center program eager, not only to play basketball or soccer, but to soak up the words of wisdom and advice Chris Ward had to offer them. This is a life changing opportunity for students."

- Pamela Korzep, Reading Instructor

COMMUNITY IMPACT

"The staff is extremely professional, courteous and knowledgeable. The students were engaged and excited to have an opportunity to gain new knowledge and skills and share prior knowledge and experiences with their peers. Thank you."

- Debra A. Collins, HOST Lead

Contact

(813) 703-1324

 Address

6919 N. Dixon Avenue

Tampa, FL 33604

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