Friday, March 1, 2024

Kids Making It receives $7K grant

Supplies at Kids Making It, which serves youth and young adults to pursue a successful career or college education. (Port City Daily photo/Alexandria Sands)

WILMINGTON — Local nonprofit Kids Making It received a grant to help support for their Introduction to Woodworking program.

Courtesy of the Landfall Foundation, over $7,000 in funding will benefit outreach to kids in Wilmington’s public housing communities: Houston Moore, Hillcrest, and Creekwood. The program works with kids 7-12 years old.

Kids Making It has provides access to tools and materials to customize projects students work on, including laser engravers.

“Over the next couple of months, the foundation’s funding will allow us to continue offering these outreach classes, and we can’t wait to see what the kids build and create,” new executive director Kevin Blackburn said in a press release.

Kids Making It is a nonprofit organization that teaches valuable vocational, entrepreneurial and life skills to at-risk, low income and disadvantaged youth and young adults. It operates to keep kids in school and out of trouble, with the goal to provide skills that help them in a future workplace or college.

Five programs serves youth and young adults, including Introduction to Woodworking Outreach Program, After-School Entrepreneurial Woodworking Program, Summer Job Program (in partnership with Voyage ofWilmington and Step Up Wilmington), Apprenticeship Program, and Skilled Trades Program.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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