Before the Sifuentez family received keys to their new home Wednesday, CSC YouthBuild team members received diplomas, T-shirts and a new hammer for their work on the project.
“This project was particularly special, as at-risk young adults from the local YouthBuild program helped build the home,” said Claire Duncan, First Story’s executive director. “To see these young adults who had almost given up get their diploma and take pride in something that is a result of their hard work is so rewarding. The students spent the last 12 months working alongside skilled contractors to build this home.”
Graduates are: Brad Cross, Sean Burkett, Curtis Miller, Anthony Moseley, Anthony Middleton, Jacob Sexton, Teddi Harry, Christopher Tyhurst, Glenn Duncan, Kayla Sherwood, Sam Hunt and Javier Corona.
CSC’s YouthBuild is designed to provide apprentice-like opportunities for at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24. Learning occurs in the classroom, where students earn high school diplomas or GEDs and in the field, where they gain construction skills and work experience.
It is a six-month to two-year program.