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Hands for Habitat

Orange County Schools and Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony for the newest Habitat Home on Friday, May 19. The above is a picture of the family and students from Orange High School's Construction class.

Hands for Habitat is a partnership between Orange County Schools, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, NC and Sports Endeavors. Through Hands for Habitat, classrooms at various grade levels throughout Orange County Schools engage in integrated lessons and service learning activities that focus on affordable housing and the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

The Hands for Habitat Partnership is engaging students in Orange County Schools in an ambitious service learning project designed to increase awareness of issues surrounding housing and affordability.  Hands for Habitat began during the 2009-2010 school year and continues with three main components:

  • Building: Construction classes from Orange High School build a green-certified home in the Fairview Community of Hillsborough, NC.
  • Curriculum: Classrooms at various grade levels throughout the district utilize lessons and service learning activities focused on housing issues that affect our community and world.
  • Fundraising: Schools, classrooms, and Habitat/service clubs join with businesses and organizations in the community to raise money for the construction of the Hands for Habitat home.

To see the progress on this year's build, click HERE!