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Tallahassee's TEMPO program looks to make a bigger impact

Posted at 6:25 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 18:25:01-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tallahassee's TEMPO program is only two-years-old, but is already on the move to a new, bigger home on the Southside.

Wednesday night city commissioners agreed to a three-year rental agreement in the Town South Plaza on South Monroe Street, until they find a permanent space.

Tempo stands for Tallahassee Engaged in Meaningful Productivity for Opportunity.

The TEMPO program is a little over two years old with a goal of helping young adults stay on the right track with education and work opportunities.

TEMPO Founder, Dr. Kimball Thomas says this expansion is because of the impact the program has had on the community.

"We re-engage them in going back to school to get a GED or high school diploma," Dr. Thomas said. "Going into skilled work-force and going out for jobs and creating an opportunity for them."

One thing Thomas is most proud of is that none of the people who have gone through the program, have had any issues with crime since.

A move in date for the new space has not been decided. Thomas says there are some renovations that need to be done first.