Construction Professionals and Kennedy Krieger Students Build Futures Together

January 25, 2005
Annual Block Kids event combines learning construction trade and building competition
WHEN: February 4, 2005
9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Kennedy Krieger Lower & Middle School
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
WHAT: The Baltimore Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction will introduce students at Kennedy Krieger's Lower and Middle Schools to careers in construction trades. Volunteers will be on hand to offer interactive demonstrations in masonry, painting, dry wall application and electrical work.

In addition to this introduction to the trade, volunteers involved in local construction-related occupations will judge the "Block Kids" competition. Each of the students will receive 100 Lego blocks to build structures related to the construction industry (e.g. homes, hospitals, and schools). The winner of this competition will compete with other Mid-Atlantic winners for an opportunity to advance to the national contest.

Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to helping children and adolescents with disabilities, resulting from disorders of the brain, achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in family, community and school life. For more information about Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit www.kennedykrieger.org.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Allison Nadelhaft (443) 923-7330 or (410) 336-0101