JR Hope Builders
Open your classroom to Habitat. Open the minds of your students!
Habitat’s Jr. Hope Builders initiative offers fun and educational engagement activities for youth in elementary grades who are eager to contribute to our community. For many youngsters, this could be there first time learning about not-for-profit work and how rewarding it can be to give back through simple, selfless acts.
With focus on engaging youth 5-15 years of age, Jr. Hope Builders offers hands-on-opportunities such as Bird House Building workshops, that will introduce children to basic tool and construction concepts for those who want to swing a hammer but are too young to tackle jobs on a real build site!
Educational projects including an annual Writing Contest (running October through November) and interactive classroom presentations, facilitated by Habitat staff, will engage elementary classrooms and encourage students to write creatively and think about the importance of Home.
Here’s a unique idea! Take a class trip to a Habitat build. We offer tours of local build sites that demonstrate first hand how Habitat works in our community, allowing students to apply information learned in a classroom context to reality. Students will meet our Site Supervisor, Crew Leaders and volunteers who work on a Habitat project.
Contact Brittany@habitatpkr.ca to learn more about Youth Build Days
What teachers are saying about Habitat:
“My grade 6/7 class absolutely loved learning about Habitat for Humanity and how they could help ‘give a hand up’ to others. We enjoyed going on a walking tour of Habitat homes, followed by a guided tour of the ReStore. The learning and experiences that have been provided to my students through Habitat have been incomparable to any other learning experiences thus far. Students took great pride in learning about Habitat, knowing that there was so much meaning behind it.” – Ms. O’Rourke, St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School