In Delray Beach, 18 middle-schoolers this summer hammered, cut and designed their way to a new outlook on careers.

DELRAY BEACH — Elvanise Louis-Juste feared all she’d get out of camp was sweat and sore muscles. Instead, she was introduced to a world of construction careers that she wants to explore. Amid the dust and noise at The Milagro Center, she got all that and more: a fresh perspective on how she might make a living and help her world.

The 14-year-old from Delray Beach took part this summer in Girls Go Build, a program where she and 17 other middle school girls learned how to hammer nails, cut wood with table saws and make things like picture frames and tool boxes.

The program sharpened their math

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