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GRIT Carpentry Workshop and Service Project
September 26 - October 12
The YWCA’s GRIT Program is teaming up with the Flagship Program, Missoula Food Bank & Community Center, and Homeword to offer a FREE 20-hour carpentry workshop! This program is open to girls and gender diverse youth* aged 14-18. (In need of community service hours? This is a great opportunity!)
The workshop takes place over 4 days at the Missoula Food Bank (1720 Wyoming St.):
– Thurs, Sept. 26 from 2:30p-5:30p
– Sat., Sept. 28 from 10:00a-5:00p
– Thurs., Oct. 10 from 2:30p-5:30p
– Sat., Oct. 12 from 10:00a-5:00p
GRIT can assist with rides to/from the workshop if requested. Food provided.
During this program, participants will learn basic rough carpentry skills (e.g., framing and power tool use) and help build a community garden area adjacent to Homeword’s Montana Street Homes project, right behind the Missoula Food Bank and Community Center. This space will be a social area for the neighborhood’s newest residents and provide room for them to grow food! We’ll be building a shade structure, picnic tables, and a seating area designed by GRIT participants.
There are 10 spots available. Questions? Email Sam or call 543-6691. All activities are subject to change, depending upon weather conditions and other unforeseen challenges.
*GRIT serves girls, non-binary and gender-diverse youth, and any young person who feels that they would benefit from a safe and encouraging learning space and/or may feel intimidated or unwelcome in the traditionally-male-dominated skilled trades.