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Boys & Girls Club starts to rise

The 6,000-square-foot club is scheduled to be finished and open in August.

By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published April 19, 2002

INTERBAY -- A new Boys & Girls Club is expected to open in August at the Bobby Hicks Park at Mango and Manhattan avenues in Interbay.

The 6,000-square-foot facility will serve more than 120 children, double that of the existing club at the nearby Rembrandt housing complex.

The club helps students academically and socially. Participants get tutoring and homework assistance, as well as exposure to computer labs, art programs, team activities, career development and leadership events. Life skills programs teach them how to resolve conflict without violence and how to cope with negative peer pressure.

Officials celebrated the start of construction Tuesday with a ground-breaking ceremony. Several students attended.

For more information, call 875-5771.

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