Spring Valley students recently participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a future tiny home village at Stepping Stones. The students hailed from two Career and Technical Education programs: Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering who are designing the tiny homes and Carpentry who will assist in constructing the homes.
The tiny homes will be occupied by graduate Timberwolves (as well as other Wayne County schools) at Stepping Stones to help them transition successfully into adulthood. The village will eventually include comprehensive health care, recreational facilities, a hydroponic garden, and transition coaching.
Superintendent of Wayne County Schools, Todd Alexander, was a featured speaker at the ceremony. He praised the students for being a part of this project that will have a positive impact on the community.
According to Will Totten, assistant principal at Spring Valley who oversees Career and Technical Education, it is very important for the students to be a part of the solution to the complex issues social issues facing the Tri-State area. “This is what education is all about; applying relevant skills to bettering the community. These students are to be highly commended for their both their applied technical skills and their passion to make a difference.”
Students from Wayne High and Tolsia High School were also in attendance and are participating in the project with both design and construction.