Alliance High School kicked off the 2019-2020 school year as an official Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter. A Campus Chapter has four core functions:
-Service -Fundraising -Advocacy
While students have the opportunity to volunteer on appropriate build days and to get involved like a traditional volunteer, this unique partnership allows the four core functions to be built into their curriculum so they are learning and getting hands-on experience while serving.
The construction trades students, pictured, have jumped in and are actively building the sheds for two of our 2020 projects. The affiliate had the supplies delivered to the school, and the students are building the sheds from the ground up at their own facility.
The Interactive Media and Media Arts students are taking on tasks such as social media posts, newsletters, and testimonial videos. They will be participating in a contest to create a marketing plan for the affiliate in the spring as a capstone project, the winning team will have their designs used on our billboard, social media, and website. While creating content, the students are learning about affordable housing and the need in our community and sharing their knowledge with others through their work.
Collectively, all three programs and campus chapter members will be working together to host a corn-hole tournament as a fundraiser for the affiliate. The members will construct the boards, plan the event and all promotion, and hold the tournament at the end of the school year.
We are thankful for this partnership and looking forward to watching it continue to grow!