GATES Construction has completed the expansion of Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida. Quality Life Center is located at 3210 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Fort Myers. Designed by GMA Architects & Planners, the new addition features 6,000 square feet of space for a teen education center. In addition to the educational areas, the building includes a new commercial kitchen for healthy cooking demonstrations and educational training as well as an events center that will be available for use to outside businesses. The building will also house the Youth Rise Enterprise initiative which involves the development of business opportunities to meet community needs, sustain QLC programs, and develop business-consciousness in youth participating in the program.  Quality Life Center recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony before their Annual Gala Event, which was for the first time, in the new building addition. Over the last 29 years, Quality Life Center has been instilling values of discipline, integrity, and self-sufficiency by developing the potential of underserved populations in Southwest Florida with afterschool, early learning and teen leadership programs. More information on the capital campaign for the expansion of the Quality Life Center is available at