Construction students at FutureForward Washington Square will unveil the first of five tiny houses they have been building at a pair of ribbon cutting ceremonies.
The three-year construction program is available to Adams 12 Five Star Students as part of the FutureForward career and technical education program.
“We wanted students to see and learn the construction process from start to finish”, says Aaron Cooper, department chair. “As we build these experiences with our industry partners, we make sure that the information is relevant to students and helps them see careers available to them both directly after high school and educational pathways to others. It engages ALL our students in preparing their future.”
The students will cut the ribbon on the home at a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. May 10 at the Washington Square campus, 12521 Washington St. in Thornton.
The tiny house will be staged with furniture and be parked near the entrance of TopGolf Thornton, 16011 Grant St. from 1-2 p.m. June 9 for the Five Star Education Foundation’s annual fundraising meeting.
These homes will be placed in a local tiny house village supporting our unhoused community supported by Access Housing.
“It’s been amazing to see this year of hard work come together. At the ribbon cutting, we’ll turn this house into a home,” said Joselyn Lechuga, advanced construction student.
The project was kickstarted by community member Bob Lembke who committed to building five houses while ensuring local construction students are learning to build a home from start to finish.
The Five Star Education Foundation supports the project with all the funds to build tiny houses for unhoused young adults. They also partner with local businesses to donate materials and supplies.
“These construction students experience real-life skills training while benefiting the Five Star Community. It’s a full circle experience,” said Shannon Hancock, executive director of the Five Star Education Foundation.
To RSVP and for more information, please contact Shannon Hancock at 303-642-6837 or email@example.com.