Girls Build inspires curiosity and confidence in girls through the world of building. This is accomplished through after-school programming and week-long spring break and summer camps. Girls learn over 10 different building trades per week of camp, and leave feeling bold, strong and ready to build.
Bottom Line for Portland
Over the last year, Girls Build has empowered over 1,000 girls through building classes and camps, teaching a variety of building skills including carpentry, plumbing and electrical. Almost half of participants received scholarships, including full scholarships offered to any child in foster care. Girls Build is growing the next generation of curious, confident and skilled women.
Lucy: “Mom, I like using the saw.”
Mom: “Why is that, Lucy?”
Lucy: “Because when I use it, I feel strong and powerful.”
—Lucy, age 8
Parr Lumber MLK will donate one tape measure to all who donate over $10
Fortis Construction will match all $500 donations up to $10,000