The Broward County Boys & Girls Clubs recently unveiled a new center where children can explore future careers in the marine industry.
Earlier this month, the organizations dedicated the Admirals Boys & Girls Club Marine Academy, The Sun Sentinel of South Florida reports.
The $2.8 million center, on the William T. McFatter Technical Center campus, includes a marine technology classroom, computer lab, gym, woodworking shop and a kitchen designed to simulate a galley on a yacht.
Most Boys and Girls Clubs are for youths ages 7 to 17, but the center will be for ages 13 to 20, because it's more geared toward job skills, officials said. They expect 700 to 1,000 students a year, at differing levels of advancement, in a rolling enrollment.
The Boys & Girls Club of Broward Admirals Club board and a countywide capital campaign paid for the club, the newspaper reports.