Our plan is to have a facility that will allow us to put all of our programs (Educational, Physical & Nutritional, Therapeutic and Spiritual) under one roof. We call this the Education Center. The Education Center will include classroom space for 150 students, rooms for physical education, a full-size gymnasium, a small chapel/media center, kitchen, dining area (inside and out), counseling meeting rooms, etc. The facility will be approximately 30,000 sq ft.
Our goal will be to include not only the LCA and Family Ministries community but also the families in the greater Brandon community. We intend to open the chapel for weddings and community meetings. In addition, the gym can be utilized for senior citizen activities, organized athletic events, concerts, receptions etc. The design of the building will allow for community activities even while school is in session.
The ultimate goal however is to provide a place where the educational, physical & nutritional, therapeutic & spiritual needs of students can be met while also providing a safe, Christian environment for youth-at-risk. With this type of facility and programs, Family Ministries and Legacy Christian Academy will be able to reach more youth. This program will help build their self-esteem and self-worth thereby giving these youth the opportunity to be positive, productive members and leaders of our communities.
The total cost of the Education Center Project is $5,000,000. The following is a breakdown of that cost. • Education Center construction will be $3,500,000
• It will cost approximately $250,000 to equip (Furniture, AV, Physical Fitness etc.)
• Retire all other long-term debt which totals approximately $750,000
• $500,000 would be used for operations for the first year.Come out and see what we are doing. See the Child Care Cottages. Get to meet the staff and the children. Get to see how God is working in the lives of these at-risk youth. Check out the new BASE Program. Listen to God, if He leads you to partner with Family Ministries in serving our community… then take action.