YOUTH BUILD 2019

HELP! FAMILIES NEED HEROS.

There is a crisis in Saskatoon. Every day, more and more families fi nd themselves in a struggle to
keep a decent roof over their heads. Caught in punishing cycles of unpredictable rent increases,
overcrowded conditions, or lack of access to land and aff ordable fi nancing, these families live with a
constant burden of uncertainty, stress and fear.


...but there is help, that’s you!

THE HABITAT SASKATOON MODEL.

Habitat for Humanity empowers families to build strength, stability and independence through
aff ordable home ownership. Together with families, volunteers and community partners we build
aff ordable homes.

Our unique model utilizes your fi nancial and in-kind donation to build houses with volunteer labour.
These houses are then sold to low-income families with an aff ordable mortgage that is indexed to
their income. This mortgage is indexed to their income so that the payments are never more than 30%
of their gross income. When these families make mortgage payments these payments go back into
building homes.

WHY HOME OWNERSHIP?

Aff ordable home ownership empowers families to improve their lives. Habitat homeowners have
better health outcomes, their children achieve higher levels of education and develop independence.
When a family has a safe, stable and aff ordable place to call home they are able to create a better life
for themselves and their children.

THE AVENUE W PROJECT.

The goal is to provide aff ordable housing to 2 Saskatoon families - approximately 10 Children - in a
Duplex style home. Students from Langham High School will be building these homes through the
Highschool Carpentry Apprenticeship Program which will then be brought over to our Avenue W site.

A BETTER FUTURE.

No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel
strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves
and build our own futures.

At Habitat for Humanity, this is what unites us. Through shelter, we empower. Our shared vision is a
world where everyone has a decent place to live. Because you, me, we — we’re all humans. And every
single one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future.

THE YOUTH BUILD.

The objective of the Youth Build Program is to engage youth in the work of Habitat for Humanity and
build future community leaders by providing youth the opportunity to participate in a unique program
that allows them to give back to the community. The majority of the volunteers for the Youth Build will
be aged 16 to 29. Younger youth will be able to participate by fundraising and possibly help on the
build site with landscaping.

THE BUILD’S HISTORY.

Our Youth Build in 2007 represened Habitat’s biggest ever Youth Build Program. James Richardson
and Sons helped build seven homes in seven Canadian cities that year. The program brought
together youth aged 16 to 29 in seven cities across the country. In Saskatoon young people from
SIAST Kelsey and the University of Saskatchewan along with students from both the High School
Carpentry Apprenticeship Program in the public school division and from E.D. Feehan in the catholic
school division are engaged in this program. The Youth Build program involves young people in the
work of Habitat for Humanity nationally and it is helping build future leaders by providing youth the
opportunity to experience fi rst hand the value of giving back to the community. It also teaches them
the importance of community-building and works to give them a sense of ownership of the future of
our city.

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

We are currently looking for youth in the community who are inspired and motivated to join our Youth Build Committee.

You will be an integral part in the success of this initiative by helping coordinate and promote events. 

If you're interested in getting involved with the youth build on a higher level CLICK THIS LINK

 

 

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