Building Girls Work Crew changes the lives of young women through hands-on, paid experience in construction.
With your support, on August 28th 20 young women in Portland, OR between 17 and 24 years old will begin their first day of paid, hands-on construction experience. This opportunity will change their lives forever, teaching them not only construction skills, but also basic life skills. With a one to five ratio, young women get personal guidance through the process from experienced female instructors. Construction careers start at nearly twice minimum wage, and it is time for young women to have the opportunity to earn these living wages, for themselves and their families.
This year over the course of seven weeks 20 young women will build three sheds, 10 garden beds, a fence and an informational kiosk, all for local non-profits and schools. They will also receive lessons on credit and banking, nutrition for the working body, fitness for construction and life navigational skills. Upon graduation, these young women are ready to get serious about careers in construction!
Every $1,000 raised supports one young woman through the program. We hope to raise enough for three young women (which we are currently short) to go through Building Girls Work Crew. We have young women excited and waiting to hear if they get in! Please help them get into this program!