The Brawley Union High School district, along with the Brawley Parks and Recreation Department and the Boys and Girls Club of Brawley, has been awarded a $2 million state grant. The money will help build a new gym and cafeteria at the high school, facilities the city and Boys and Girls Club will share with the school district.
These agencies understand what it means to work together to achieve an end, in this case improving facilities at the high school and increasing services to city youths who have a great need for recreation options. We have no doubt the gym and cafeteria will be put to good use by all three entities.
Those involved also deserve plaudits for being pro-active in obtaining state funds to make such important projects possible. There are funds out there for such projects and local schools, municipalities and other agencies need to take advantage of those opportunities, and that is what BUHS, the city and the Boys and Girls Club did.