Habitat Has Broken Ground for the 25th Time in Collaboration with the High School
Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation continue to support the Building Trades Class
St Peter, MN — Ground has been broken for the Habitat for Humanity and St Peter High School’s Building Trades Program as the new school year begins. Habitat for Humanity and the Building Trades class has been building homes to meet the community need for affordable housing for 25 years. The collaboration between Habitat and the Building Trades class allows for high schoolers to get hands on building experience and an opportunity to participate on a project that has a lifelong impact on a Habitat family and the community.
Each year, the Building Trades class offers 12-18 students a rigorous and relevant hands-on learning curriculum which helps meet the community need for affordable housing. Habitat provides the building materials and students build the home under the guidance of their teacher while they learn essential skills preparing them for occupations in the building trades.
Habitat is committed to continue to offer families in St Peter the option to attain homeownership affordably. Families with access to affordable homeownership offers them a hand up not a handout creating improved safety, child education attainment, and build generational wealth. The St Peter Building Trades teacher and students are a vital part of this mission. Generous financial partners including the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation continue to consistently support affordable housing in St Peter and the Building Trades class through this collaboration.
About Habitat: Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity South Central Minnesota has built 145 homes and 630 individuals in Blue Earth, Sibley, Watonwan, Le Sueur, and Nicollet counties. Through shelter, we empower. Interested in donating or volunteering to support the Mankato build? Visit habitatscmn.org.