The Building Construction 2 Class (BC2) from Kimberly High School (KHS) is helping humanity through their community-based project this year. The class has partnered with Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity to rehabilitate an older home in Kimberly. The home will be new to the family moving into it after the renovations are completed.
The Kimberly crew is working alongside the Habitat for Humanity staff, volunteers and home owners, as they repair and improve many aspects of this existing home. The 25 KHS students taking the BC2 class have been meeting at the worksite, rather than the classroom, to gain hands-on experience and learn from professionals working in the trades.
“Community projects afford our students the opportunity to be part of something that is bigger than themselves,” said Steve Masanz, the KHS technology education teacher and ACE Academy Coordinator leading the class. “Students often like to show their family members the projects we are working on and I can see the pride in their eyes when we finish each project.”