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Florida’s first lady, Ann Scott, greets Deborah Holland during Holland’s computer class, while visiting the Centre for Women in Tampa on Wednesday morning. Scott toured the facility and joined in on a leadership program and a computer learning class. “I enjoy the boost you are giving woman here. We need more of that,” Scott said during the leadership program. The Centre is a nonprofit organization that serves over 3,000 women, girls, families and seniors each year, with programs such as individual and family counseling, employment preparation and substance abuse treatment for women, after-school and summer programs for girls, and home repairs and rehabs for low-income seniors.
TAMPA — Florida first lady Ann Scott toured a Tampa women's center Wednesday morning, part of her move into the spotlight as her husband's re-election campaign heats up.
The nonprofit Centre for Women provides services for "women in transition," many of whom are going through divorces or struggling with substance abuse problems. The services include counseling, job training and workshops.
Scott meet several local women while attending a presentation on how to ask empowering questions and a class on computer skills. Scott joked that she should take a computer class because "computers weren't even in the workplace when I was out there."