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Habitat For Humanity Of Lake-Sumter Honors Youth Construction Academy Students And Dedicates 4 Brand New Homes For Future Families!

April 29, 2024 Courtesy of The South Lake Tablet

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter in partnership with Leesburg High School, South Lake High School, and Eustis High School have built four new homes as part of a vocational education program, the Youth Construction Academy.

Habitat Lake-Sumter’s Youth Construction Academy, through the partnership of select high schools, is a vocational program designed to provide experiential learning and introduce students to the field of construction. Students graduate the program with access and opportunity for internships and employment.

Construction of each home began at the start of the Fall semester last year. The students and teachers will be included in each ceremony as we welcome home the families selected through Habitat’s Home Ownership program.

To read the full story from The South Lake Tablet, click here.