Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Blitz
On Saturday May 20, 2017 approximately 45 students, teachers, staff, and parents from the Butler Farm campus of New Horizons Regional Education Center took part in Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Blitz in the city of Newport News. Participants tore down and built a new deck, power washed and painted, planted several flower beds, repaired a porch, installed lighting fixtures, and landscaped the recipient’s home. This was a great opportunity for New Horizons to come together and give back to the community. Plans are now in the works to participate in a second Neighborhood Blitz, in the city of Hampton, VA on Saturday October 7, 2017.
Early Childhood Education – Success Story
The Early Childhood Education program participated in FCCLA’s National Program-Leadership Service by choosing to help out a family in need. One of the preschoolers mother has breast cancer and the family moved out of their old house into another to accommodate her needs. The Early Childhood Education class asked the father how they could help and he jokingly he said they could help paint the inside of their old home. On Saturday, February 11, 2017 the family supplied the paint and the Early Childhood Education class supplied the rest of materials needed for the project. Approximately 25 Early Childhood FCCLA members, family, and friends painted the entire inside of the home from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Everyone enjoyed each other’s company while getting the painting task completed and giving back to the community.