Hometown Habitat News

VHA students build home and a future

Man holds up keys to new homeMay 4, 2024 Courtesy of The Villages Daily Sun. Written by Garrett Shiflet

Not many students can say they built a home in high school, much less two. But students from The Villages High School’s Construction Management Academy managed just that as they dedicated their second home to the Holbrook family Friday in Bushnell.

“I think we are changing these kids’ lives by giving them the opportunity for the future,” said VHS principal Rob Grant to the crowd. “Not just to be part of a class, but to be part of building a home and be a part of a tradition.”

Eight homes have been built in total by the academy over a six-year period. Each home is built in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter. The other house was built in Wildwood and the keys were handed over to the family on April 23. The students split their time between the two homes.

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