Baltimore's Builders Help Students Compete in Competition

January 13, 2006
Annual "Block Kids" Event Teaches Construction Trades
WHAT: Baltimore's top architects, builders, construction workers, city planners, electricians, plumbers and other business owners will be on hand at the Kennedy Krieger School January 13th to help students compete in the annual "Block Kids" competition. Students will attempt to build the most innovative structure (e.g. homes, hospitals, schools) possible out of only 100 Lego blocks, aluminum foil, string and a stone. The volunteers will select one winner who will compete with other Mid-Atlantic winners for an opportunity to advance to the national contest.

The volunteers will also teach students about the many aspects of the construction trades by conducting interactive demonstrations in masonry, painting, dry wall application and electrical work. The Baltimore Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction sponsors the event.

WHEN: Friday, January 13, 2006
9am - 11am - Block Kids Competition
11:15am - Winner Announcemen
WHERE: Kennedy Krieger School
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231
CONTACT: Elise Babbitt, (443) 923-7338 or (410) 804-5375, babbitte@kennedykrieger.org

About Kennedy Krieger School:

The Kennedy Krieger School offers special education in a day-school setting to students ages 6 to 21with a wide range of learning, emotional, physical, neurological, and developmental disabilities. The School is a part of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, internationally recognized for research, education and treatment programs to improve the lives of children with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord. For more information visit www.kennedykrieger.org.