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Updated: 7:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011
Posted: 7:21 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011
For David Dent, his 6th birthday meant only one thing: He could join his local Boys & Girls Club in Riviera Beach. Ever since, he has been involved with Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.
Now 24, Dent has risen through the ranks to become assistant director of the very club he joined as a child. There are a few differences since he joined 18 years ago.
Last fall, the club moved into a state-of-the-art, $3.4 million dollar facility next door to the former Riviera Beach Elementary School that had housed the club since 1993. The Max M. Fisher Boys & Girls Club is 9,500 square feet larger than its former space. It boasts an indoor gymnasium with a rock-climbing wall, a science lab, an art room, music room and an accompanying recording studio. When he’s not working in his office, Dent makes the rounds playing kickball, shooting hoops and deejaying for the kids.
The Max M. Fisher Boys & Girls Club serves boys and girls ages 6 to 18 by providing them with enriching after-school and summertime programs. It is located at 221 W. 13th St., Riviera Beach, and is open five days a week during the school year between 2 and 8 p.m. For more information, call 842-5234.