A ribbon-cutting in January is planned for the newly opening Academic Enrichment Center at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, which will feature 10 iPad learning stations and an electronic smart board, made possible with funding from the Saunders Foundation and Colwill Engineering and Technologies.
The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting, at the popular not-for-profit, community based organization, featuring fitness,
character, and athletic programs for persons of all ages and abilities, is scheduled for Jan. 18 at noon.
With the technology, a "highly innovative educational curriculum" will be offered to children in the center's early childhood learning, After-School All Stars and summer camp programs. Also, through the TRIDENT program, to intellectually disabled youth and adults.
Overall, 200 students per day will be impacted, according to a BSAC news release.
“The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center has lead the way for many years in bringing quality, cutting-edge athletic and educational programming to our community’s youth, and this new Academic Enrichment Center truly places us in the 21st century,” Chuck Burgess, the center's executive director, said in the release.
Recognized as well, for the center's "tremendous design work," including color schemes, carpeting and furniture plans, is Kevin Baker and Florida Business Interiors. Notes the release: "This new look brings a modern, creative feel to the learning environment, a very important concept as we approach our company’s 50th anniversary this spring."
The Rotary Club of Brandon helped with light fixtures, paint and other finishig touches.
For more information about educational and athletic programs, visit the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center online. Or call 813-689-0908.