Build bunk beds and trust
COLORADO SPRINGS – Love Your Neighbor is a local nonprofit organization that builds bunk beds for foster kids in southern Colorado.
Founder Luke Wrobleski thought it would be a great idea if students were to participate in the projects.
“We want to give them a chance to get into the carpentry workshop, which a lot of kids don’t have these days,” Wrobleski said.
Wrobleski has started a carpentry mentoring program for students at Pikes Peak Academy.
Every Thursday, the students come to the carpentry to learn, create and of course build!
The first project of the year was a bunk bed, followed by a project of the students’ choice.
Although many students are working in a store for the first time, this is a time when many are building their self-confidence as well.
“Other than chopping wood in my backyard or something, it’s the greatest experience I’ve ever had,” said Justin Skaggs, a student at Pikes Peak Academy.
Each mentor guides, teaches and connects with students individually.
“When they first come in they’re a bit shy and they don’t want to make eye contact. Then at the end of the class we joke around and enjoy the time, so it’s growing together throughout the class. course, Wrobleski said.
“They are by my side all the time which gives me confidence,” Skaggs said.
Click here if you want to know more about Love Your Neighbor.
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