High school juniors are learning life lessons while building for those in need. At Mountain Lakes High School in New Jersey, building wall frames for a Habitat for Humanity home is just one of the ways that students are learning skills, applying math, and helping others.

http://leadershipandsoftskills.com/192 juniors worked on the Habitat for Humanity project.  Arianna Khubani had them all beat for experience.  She had participated in Rustic Pathways, a non profit organization that builds homes and schools in Tanzania and Thailand. She felt that community service was a great way to learn, especially when it can be done abroad.

“We need this aspect in our lives. And, it’s a great opportunity to bond,” she said.

Principal Jeremy Davies also has experience building affordable homes for people in need. He was a Habitat for Humanity International volunteer when he was a college student.

However, he didnt get his sweat equity overseas. “I ended up across the river in Camden, ” he said. “We slept on a church basement floor for a week.”

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