Kids in grades 4-9 apply Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to “real-world” construction materials and processes through fun, take-home projects. Check out the stories from young people who participated in the Construction Careers Foundation’s Learn2Build program, and what they learned from their hands-on construction experiences.
By Karin Ellefson Before signing up for the Learn2Build summer construction experience program, 12-year-old Aylli Alford had never considered that she might enjoy working hands-on with tools and supplies. Aylli, a 7th grader from Washington Technology Magnet School has always had a passion for drawing. She excels in art class and spends her free time […]Learn More
By Karin Ellefson When nine-year-old Ava Peterson puts her mind to something, she does it. So when the fourth grader from Chelsea Heights Elementary School in St. Paul heard about Learn2Build’s summer construction camp experience, she wanted in. Though a stranger to most of the other students and a year younger, Ava was determined to […]Learn More
By: Emily Sweeney For most kids, summer is all about relaxing and not having homework. But to Matthew Brown, this summer is about learning, building, and designing before he starts seventh grade at Sunrise Park Middle School in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. That’s why he participated in White Bear Lake Area High School’s Learn2Build event, […]Learn More
By: Emily Sweeney Jonny Hendrickson learns best when you can answer his two favorite questions: why things work, and how to make things work better. That’s why the sixth-grader from Sunrise Park Middle School participated in White Bear Lake Area High School’s recent Learn2Build event, one of several daylong programs hosted throughout Minnesota this summer […]Learn More
By: Emily Sweeney There’s no need to reach for a textbook when you can ask Elias Ramirez about gears, tools, or mechanical advantage. The White Bear Lake sixth-grader’s passion for science and construction is obvious. That’s why he participated in White Bear Lake Area High School’s recent Learn2Build event, one of several daylong programs hosted […]Learn More
By: Emily Sweeney Central Middle School seventh graders Dylan Combs and Landon Kohler have known each other since first grade. Like many of their peers, Dylan and Landon enjoy playing sports and doing activities with friends. That’s why the pair participated in White Bear Lake Area High School’s Learn2Build event, one of several daylong programs […]Learn More