Navy League of the U.S., Fort Lauderdale Council, Inc. Mary N. Porter Sea Cadet Training Center Brick Fundraiser

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps - Building Leaders!

The Navy League of the United States, Fort Lauderdale Council supports the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, a life-changing, out-of-school youth development program. Each year approximately 100 boys and girls, ages 10-18, representing the diversity of Broward County, participate in the Sea Cadet Youth Leadership Program, at a time in life when building self-confidence is crucial. Cadets commit to a one-year program, meeting every Saturday during the school year, and participating in nationwide training opportunities during summer and winter breaks.

Why a Brick Fundraiser?

The Sea Cadet Training Center is currently housed in a 2,500 sq. ft. building that is over sixty years old requiring constant repairs. The building is undersized and does not comply with current building code. The structure is inadequate for the future growth of our program.

Our plan is to totally renovate and expand the building to create a state-of-the-art facility for the Sea Cadet Program here in Fort Lauderdale. The new structure will be approximately 4,700 sq. ft. and built to meet current building code regulations. It will accommodate the needs and growing enrollment of our boys and girls for many decades. It will feature large multi-use classrooms, meeting and administrative space and ample parking. The building will incorporate sustainable design elements to reduce operating and maintenance costs and meet ADA requirements.

The Navy League of the United States, Fort Lauderdale Council has provided funding for the local Sea Cadet Program for over 24 years and now needs your support to make this important project a reality. We will begin construction of the Sea Cadet Training Facility in December 2020. Your tax-deductible donation of an engraved brick for the building’s entrance walkway will help guarantee that this training center will continue to be a vital resource for young people in our community.

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