Habitat Johnson County in Warrensburg, Missouri, has initiated a partnership with the University of Central Missouri and the Warrensburg school district to involve local students in Habitat’s fundraising and construction efforts.
Some of the volunteers will come from Central Missouri’s construction management classes and from the building trades program at Warrensburg public schools. “This is going to engage students in service learning while literally helping us to capture the spirit of building community,” says Charles Ambrose, president of Central Missouri. “Students will have an opportunity, in many cases, to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to a real-life setting and attain new skills that can benefit them the rest of their lives.”
“This is such a positive move for us,” says Mary Solomon, board secretary at Habitat of Johnson County. “There’s a wealth of opportunity for us to benefit from.”