THE VILLAGES, Fla. — Some Lake County high school students are not only getting an education, but also learning how to build homes.
- 10 students are part of Youth Construction Academy by Habitat for Humanity
- Students first learn the skils and tools in the classroom
- Then they take those lessons and apply them into building a house
Knowlen Kirkland is an 18-year-old senior at The Villages Charter High School. He says he wants to study construction management in college.
“My Grandpa was a shop teacher, my Dad and me remodeled my entire house and I enjoyed it all,” he said.
Kirkland is one of 10 students who are part of the inaugural senior class of the Youth Construction Academy, a new program Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter started last year.
Barry Martin, construction manager for Habitat, is supervising the students as they build a three-bedroom, two-bath house in Lady Lake.