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Arts education takes the stage at Quality Life Center

Posted at 11:48 AM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 11:54:55-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Come to the show, and here over 150 students “ROAR!”.

Quality Life Center entertains a sold-out crowd every year for their end-of-the-summer camp show.

This year, they’re showcasing a “Tale of Life”. The show follows the story of a young cub searching for a deeper purpose in life. An adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King, it uses modern music and dance to put an urban twist on the classic tale.

Affectionately known as "The Q", Quality Life has served the community for over 25 years, generating programming that encourages self-sufficiency and self-confidence. The organization says it has impacted over 28,000 people in the Dunbar community - including over 22,000 children ages 2 to 17.

The non-profit is now seeking to expand its services to reach even more students.

Construction on a new building located on the same campus is underway. Abdul’haq Muhammed, founder & CEO of the organization, says they hope to serve more students - particularly teens.

“We have over 200 children on our waiting list - most of whom were teenagers. And you know teenagers can go and do whatever they want after school. It was important for us to expand in order to accommodate the needs of the community.”

Funding for the new building includes private donations.

The organization seeks to raise an additional $100,000 to complete the project.

If you’d like to help or get tickets for the Friday, August 2nd show, contact Quality Life Center at 239-334-2797 or click here.