Since 1976, students in the Goshen High School (GHS) Building Trades Program in Goshen Community Schools have been building homes in the Goshen area. The program is available to juniors and seniors of all skill levels and interests. Students work in one of two groups that meet at the construction site every day either in the morning or afternoon, beginning in August and wrapping up in late May.  Adam Young, the GHS Building Trades instructor, is adamant that his students master every aspect of the construction process. And he begins the process long before the students begin their work.  Mr. Young works with homebuyers to pick out a location and develop a floor plan for the house. He takes the plan to an architect who puts together a detailed blueprint. From there, Young and the students take control.

The highlight of the year is an open house at the newly constructed site when the students and Mr. Young have the opportunity to share what they’ve accomplished. This year’s open house at 62578 County Road 29 in Goshen is set for May 25th 4;00 to 7:00 p.m. when Mr. Young and his student crew will be on site and available to speak with local media and community members and share the successes of their labors this year. Their home recently was featured by ABC News.  Follow the link to see this story.

This post and accompanying photo are thanks to a collaboration with Lori Martin, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/PR, Goshen Community Schools.

Indiana’s urban schools offer Hoosier students a rich array of programs, services, and opportunities. IUSA appreciates the opportunity to share the stories that demonstrate what the schools have to offer and the many successes their students, faculty and staff achieve.

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