The Brawley Union High School District board has awarded a contract to build a new gymnasium and cafeteria and in a year's time the projects could be complete. That's good news for the district, but it's also good news for the community — particularly for teen-agers.
Because of a $2 million joint-use state grant, the gym will not only serve the high school but the city Parks and Recreation Department and the Boys and Girls Club of Brawley. This is positive in large part because the city and the Boys and Girls Club are placing more emphasis on reaching out to teens.
The opening of the gym could come about the same time the Boys and Girls Club, together with the city, opens a teen center in the Lions Center gym. We have said often that Brawley's recreation services are second to none in the Imperial Valley, and now it seems Brawley is leading the way in reaching out to teens.