Volunteers with a background in construction and/or the trades work with teenagers to teach basic, but highly useful, construction skills. As volunteers and teens work together on a construction project, mentoring takes place, a sense of accomplishment is developed, and conversations about Jesus are woven into the work day.
Teens learn basic home building and repair skills.
Teens receive mentoring by Christian construction experts.
Mentors share the love of Jesus with the teens
There are many Christian men and women with a background in construction looking for ways to serve and mentor the next generation. This program gives these individuals a chance to volunteer their time and pass on their skills to teenagers.
Teenagers with an interest in learning construction skills are connected with a Christian mentor on each project site. Through the hands-on building lessons and devotions, teens are able to gain valuable trade skills and connect with Christian leaders. Currently, program participants are coming from Kingdom Prep Lutheran, Rawhide, and Fox Valley Lutheran.
Projects are completed on existing residences, so as volunteers and teenagers work together, the community takes notice. By working on real homes and restoring them, this program helps give a morale boost to individuals and whole neighborhoods.
Laura never anticipated her unfinished garage would become ground zero for our brand new Build Up: Mentoring Teens in Trades program. But she's so thankful for everything that has happened since spring of 2020. The garage project brought together teenagers from nearby Kingdom Prep, volunteers from Kingdom Workers, and an entire community. And in the process it changed lives. Read more.
If you have a background in construction and a passion for helping the next generation, sign up to lead a project.