Grand opening set for Girls Inc of Pinellas

(PR NewsChannel) / March 31, 2015 / PINELLAS PARK, Fla. 

Girls Inc logoGirls Inc of Pinellas, with the assistance of Pinellas County, Pinellas Community Foundation, and Juvenile Welfare Board, is in the final stages of completing a full interior remodel of their 9,000 square foot activities center.

The interior remodel includes an all-new cafeteria and kitchen, dedicated STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) laboratory, art studio, and library. The Community Development Block Grant project, valued over $273,000, also included necessary updates to flooring, paint, classroom layouts, storage, electrical work, HVAC, and plumbing. Additional funding from the Pinellas Community Foundation and the Juvenile Welfare Board has allowed the Girls Inc facility to upgrade the fire and security systems, furniture, appliances, and technology. In total, families, program participants, and community partners will benefit from approximately $350,000 in renovations to the center.

The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 11am at 7700 61st Street North, Pinellas Park, FL, 33781.

Girls Inc is a national organization celebrating 150 years of affiliation. Since 1961, Girls Inc of Pinellas has made an impact on young women through our academic enrichment and support programs, life skills instruction, and activities focused on healthy living. As the “best place for girls ages 5-17”, our organization is licensed by the Pinellas County Licensing Board and we serve close to 400 girls each year in our after school program, Spring Break Camp, and Operation SMART Summer Camp. We are able to provide need-based scholarships and tuition assistance. We promote STEM education. We emphasize literacy, art, health, and wellness. We address social issues like anti-bullying, violence prevention, and media awareness.

For more information about our organization, to enroll, or to learn more about how you can be a “Champion for Girls”, please call (727) 544-6230.

Girls Inc. is supported in part by United Way of the Suncoast, the City of Pinellas Park, Pinellas Community Foundation, Gasparilla Distance Classic Association, Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Publix Super Market Charities and corporate, civic, and individual donors.


Kristina Fortner
Phone: (727) 544-6230 x117

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SOURCE:  Girls, Inc.

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