Pinckney Pathways Construction Program

Habitat Partners with Schools and Town of Carthage in new
"Pinckney Construction Pathways Program"

School will be back in session in just two short months for most high schoolers, but the students at Pinckney Academy (Moore County’s alternative high school) will be entering a classroom that’s a little different.

We are borrowing an idea from a former colleague, Raquel Martinez, who is now serving families at Greeley-Weld Habitat in Colorado. Their affiliate is in the third year of a five year partnership to build Habitat homes with students from their alternative high school.

All great things at Habitat start with partnership. Our partners in this special build include Pinckney Academy , Sandhills Community College and the Town of Carthage . Last month, council members voted enthusiastically to donate a piece of property to this project to provide a nearby location for the build. Moore County Schools and Sandhills are joining forces to develop a certification tailored to this project with opportunities for other community colleges to use in North Carolina in the future. We cannot say enough about the staff leaders at Moore County Schools and Pinckney – their passion for their students is inspiring, and we are eager to build with all of them!
Most students at the school have been unsuccessful in traditional high schools and classrooms. There are many reasons behind their struggles, but like everyone, they have a desire to prove they can contribute to their community. Through the Pinckney Build, the students will learn to build a home together, utilizing a curriculum designed to teach construction basics and provide hands-on learning throughout the year. Upon completion, the home will be sold to a Habitat family upon completion with a guaranteed affordable mortgage like all other Habitat homes.
Most students at the school have been unsuccessful in traditional high schools and classrooms. There are many reasons behind their struggles, but like everyone, they have a desire to prove they can contribute to their community. Through the Pinckney Build, the students will learn to build a home together, utilizing a curriculum designed to teach construction basics and provide hands-on learning throughout the year. Upon completion, the home will be sold to a Habitat family upon completion with a guaranteed affordable mortgage like all other Habitat homes.