Centre for Girls in Tampa: Making Waves for Positive Change

The Centre for Girls is a program of the Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Tampa. Located in Old Seminole Heights, the Centre for Girls serves a diverse group from 5 to 14 and offers innovative (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) STEMbased programming during after-school hours and an eight-week summer camp. The Centre for Girls strives to instill the core values of: Respect for Self & Others, Empowerment & Leadership, Academic Enrichment, and Physical & Emotional Well Being. Programming includes visual and performing arts, entrepreneurial classes (Biz Girlz), health and wellness workshops, golf, and of course-science and technology. The Centre for Girls and its community partners also work together to provide services that help to increase self-confidence and self-esteem. Many amazing community partners support the Centre: the David A. Straz Center, the Florida Aquarium, Fifth Third Bank, Suncoast Schools, Women of Color Golf and the Junior League Tampa—to name just a few. The largest funding support comes from the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County. Their generosity affords our girls the opportunity to attend the Centre for Girls at no cost.

Read the entire story in the Jan/Feb issue of ONYX Magazine.

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