Junior Builders Academy recently released the following announcement:
Last week, several local youth with Junior Builders Acadamey partnered with the Mt. Hope Community Garden to complete several construction projects, along with La Mesa Lumber and Project New Village, during the Woodshop Wizard's program.
The youngsters constructed two projects, one specifically designed to benefit the garden and to remain part of the Community Garden and a second to personalize and take home.
There was five hours of instruction and construction donated by Junior Builder’s Academy and all lumber donated by La Mesa Lumber.
Junior Builder’s Academy, a La Mesa company, and the Woodshop Wizard’s program is a hands-on woodworking program that teaches youth to safely use a variety of hand and power tools, including hammers, drills, levels, measuring tapes, squares and miter saws.
Woodshop Wizard’s program is currently offered in more than 25 public and private schools in San Diego County.
This project allowed for the creativity and skills of local youth to enrich, improve, and beautify Mt. Hope Community Garden. In addition, hands-on activities help develop hand-eye coordination, as well as listening and comprehension skills.
Various wooden items needed at the site were constructed with love and intention, by hand, by the youth, ages 2nd to 4th grade. Exposure to woodworking, painting and gardening provides valuable life, and career, skills that youth can apply in their home, school and community.