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Local students honored for work with Habitat for Humanity

Posted at 9:15 AM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 20:44:16-05

APPLETON, Wis. (NBC26) --For more than 20 years the Appleton Area School District has built a house from the ground up through a house construction class. Since partnering with the Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity they've been able to continue the work the past three years with the added benefits of students learning more about the impact their work can have on the community.

The class has students from Appleton East, Appleton North and Appleton West. The class teaches students about real-world experiences in all aspects of the construction field. The added benefit is that the student's hard work and learning leads to a new home for a deserving family.

The group of about 18 students will be honored Monday, January 27th at 4:30 p.m. and the keys to the home will be handed over to the owners.

This home was made possible by several partners, but the learning experience and student participation would not have been possible without the assistance of a $75,000 sponsorship from the family of Keith Niemuth.

The Greater Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity partners with qualified families to create safe, well-built and affordable housing. The families take financial literacy and homeownership courses and contribute 300-500 of sweat equity hours toward the construction of their home and the homes of other Habitat families.