2020 S.F.C. High School / Youth Employment Application
The Saint Florian Center, named after the patron saint of firefighters, was formed in 1992 by two Indianapolis firefighters.
Then in 1993, SFC became incorporated as a not for profit youth leadership development organization. SFC has provided programming to over 30,000 youth since 1993.
About Our Leader:
Anthony Williamson-Executive Director / Battalion Chief
Williamson went to Ball State University and graduated in 1982 with a degree in education. During his collegate career, Williamson was a member on the football team, as well as a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and Black Student Union.
Tony Williamson started as the program director in 1992 and became the Executive Director of the Saint Florian Center in 1997. He has been running this non-profit for nearly 28 years. Most year round finances to run this organization come directly out of pocket.
His full-time job is Battalion Chief of the Indianapolis Fire Department. For 34 years, Tony Williamson has dedicated himself to saving and helping others. Chief Williamson is active in Phillips Temple CME Church, several local organizations, and is a member of the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters.
Williamson has had a vision through the Saint Florian Center to help all at-risk children and to assure them can have a bright and successful future. One special program to him is the Summer Camp. He reminds the children daily that the camp is full of love and respect for not only each other, but themselves as well. Williamson stresses to them that they are young leaders, who can make a difference in themselves, the future, and the world.