Each year local high schools band together to fundraise, advocate, and build a home with Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury for a family in our community. This program known as Habitat High includes Brentwood, Centennial, Currey Ingram Academy, Franklin, Independence, Ravenwood, and Summit High Schools and is one of the only secondary-level sponsored Habitat for Humanity builds in the nation!
The students will begin construction on a Columbia home on Feb. 6th. In addition, each school’s Habitat High Club will host fundraising events to help raise the $70,000 needed to pay for the home’s “bricks and sticks.” These creative events include the “Knock and Deliver” campaign, First Giving peer-to-peer online fundraising, talent shows, and the Rock the House Benefit Concert. The Brentwood High School Habitat High Club has earned a State Farm Campus Chapter matching grant for $10,000. Only four of these grants are given each year across the nation!
Meet the Family:
This year’s Habitat High home is or Shateka McCord and her two children Taniya (10) and Tyris (7) Shateka was born and raised in Franklin. She attended Franklin High School and is a child care provider for the Academy at Westhaven.
“On behalf of my whole family, I would like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You are making our dreams come true and giving us an opportunity to call a place ours. God bless you all,” she said.
Check out Habitat’s video about the 2015 Habitat High home: