December 25th, 2016

Tallahassee Tennis Blog: USTA Florida Foundation Helps Launch Teen Center Program

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A tennis program for approximately 15 teens will soon be launched at the Teen Center at Palmer Munroe through staff support provided by the City of Tallahassee Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs, and through a $1,000 equipment grant provided by the USTA Florida Foundation.

Teens will be provided a bi-weekly tennis program throughout the year beginning in mid-January. Becky Pengelley, Executive Director of Palmer Munroe, is in full support of the program and is very excited about the potential to promote health and teach life skills to teens through the delivery of the program.

Palmer Munroe was selected in 2010 as the first teen center in Tallahassee by community leaders to provide a place dedicated to youth development that would serve some of Tallahassee’s most vulnerable youth. The center provides a place for teens to expand their opportunities and learn about social responsibility and civic awareness while being gently guided through a restorative justice program.

The program, which is a joint effort between the City of Tallahassee, Leon County, Leon County Schools, and the Department of Juvenile Justice, offers teens a variety of educational classes, workshops, programs, and recreation activities such as tennis, basketball, etc.