Hope in Action
Just a short e-newsletter this month as we take a breather after the summer and prepare for the fall. We’re looking forward to bringing you more stories in October about the programs and services you make possible through your support!
Constructing confidence: part 2
In our June issue, we shared a story about a project that would teach construction skills to the young men in our Residential Youth Addictions program. Today, the program’s residence has a gleaming new shed, thanks to the hard work of teacher Allan Almas and the program participants, who learned about project management and various aspects of construction while building it.
But construction wasn’t the only thing these youth learned.
“The shed project was an awesome opportunity for the young men to challenge themselves, ” says Residential’s Program Manager Chris Mould.
“They tried things they’d never done before, things they didn’t think they could do, and they worked really well as a team in the process.”
This project wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of a number of people who contributed materials and tools to the project. They include Ken Smith and friend (lumber, shingles and siding), AMA Property Management (hardware), Terry and Luke Jones (eaves) and Jacob Hespeler Secondary School (tools). Thank you all!