We’ve noticed a big skill void in our industry. With the elimination of shop classes in the school system, the plague of smartphones, addiction to video games, and a cultural movement towards year-long sports commitments for young ones, fewer and fewer kids these days get the opportunity to work with their hands. Yet, it is our strong belief at BGW Construction that learning a skill, and creating things in the image of our creator, is key to self-confidence and lifelong success.
We decided to be part of the change and start an amazing summer program organized by the Plainfield Youth Assistance Program. Eight lucky local kids have been given the opportunity to learn about woodworking and carpentry at the BGW Construction headquarters right here in Plainfield.
This summer, with the help of Principal Melvin Siefert of Plainfield High School and Assistant Superintendent Pat Cooney of the Plainfield Community School Corporation, the young men and women of the program built their very own tool box. Throughout the next few weeks they’ll be finishing their own Adirondack chair.
It feels good to meet young people with the drive, focus and work ethic that we pray all of our kids have. Trust us when we say, “Fear not for our future – if these kids are representative of their generation, we are going to be just fine.”
BGW Construction is located at 172 Williams Trace in Plainfield. For more info, call 317-268-4487 or visit bgwconstructionllc.com.
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