Neosho, MO – High School students in the Career Preparation program at Crowder College helped Habitat for Humanity by building a storage shed for the organization. The project was dedicated today in honor of Habitat Board member and former Crowder instructor Terry Clarkson, who passed away earlier this year.
Students in the 10th grade high school program built the storage shed under the direction of Clarkson and high school instructor Kevin Newby. Students are from area high schools (Neosho, McDonald County, East Newton and Seneca) are part of the class.
“The Neosho area Habitat for Humanity affiliate is so pleased to partner with Crowder College. The Mission of Habitat is to provide safe and affordable housing in our community. Terry Clarkson believed in that mission as well as believing in the art of teaching students a usable lifetime skill. The building of this shed has benefitted both organizations. Our Habitat affiliate looks forward to more partnerships with Crowder. We are honored to dedicate this shed to Terry and will always appreciate his contribution to our community,” stated Pris Jeffers Reed, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity.
Crowder College’s mission statement, building a civil, serving, literate, learning community of responsible citizens, exemplifies this work as the two organizations paired up to build a much-needed storage shed for HFH homes.
Crowder College provides technical education programs partnering with high schools in Newton and McDonald counties. Career and technical education programs provide a pathway for students wanting to enter the workforce with skills necessary to be considered for employment.