NAWIC Philadelphia Chapter 145 is holding the Block Kids Building Program this fall! NAWIC is asking Philadelphia’s construction industry for help through sponsorships, volunteers, and participation in the event.
The Block Kids Building Program challenges students from 1st to 6th grade to use their imagination in constructing a structure or project using interlocking blocks. There will also be a Trades Fair, where participants will see hands-on presentations of different types of construction work, such as carpentry, bricklaying, pipefitting, and more.
NAWIC Education Foundation
Block Kids Building Program
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Sheet Metal Union Hall – Local 19, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19147
Cost: Free for Participating Children!
NAWIC is seeking support for this event from Philadelphia’s construction industry:
NAWIC is looking for sponsors for the event. Funding will help pay for the cost of the building blocks, supplies, prizes, food, goody bags, and printing.
NAWIC is looking for volunteers to help out with the event, including as judges!
Help spread the word about this competition! Registration to compete is free for children, so let family members and friends know!
About Block Kids Building Program
By introducing children to construction industry careers at an early age, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) hopes to create awareness and develop their interest in future careers in the industry. Participants have one hour to construct a structure or project using interlocking blocks and three of the following additional items: a small rock, string, foil, and poster board. They will then present their project to the judges.
Philadelphia Chapter 145
The Philadelphia Chapter 145 of the National Association of Women in Construction was charted in 1967 by 28 women who sought to enhance their knowledge of the construction industry. Today, the Philadelphia chapter covers the Greater Philadelphia Area with members and companies representing different aspects of the construction industry.