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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Habitat’s Youth Construction Academy to dedicate 3 new homes built by students

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter in partnership with Leesburg High School, South Lake High School, and the Villages Charter High School have built three new homes as part of a vocational education program, the Youth Construction Academy.

  • Leesburg High School will honor the students who built a home in Leesburg, Florida on Friday, April 30.
  • The Villages Charter High School will honor the students who built a home in Lady Lake, Florida on Wednesday, May 5.
  • South Lake High School will honor the students who built a home in Mascotte, Florida on Friday, May 7.

Habitat’s Youth Construction Academy, through the partnership of select High Schools, is a vocational program designed to provide experiential learning and introduce students to the field of construction. Students graduate the program with access and opportunity for internships and employment.

Construction of each home began at the start of the fall semester last year and continued through April 2021. The students and teachers will be included in the dedication ceremony as we hand over the keys to the families selected through Habitat’s Home Ownership program.

The dedication ceremonies are open to the public.  For location details and make RSVP, email Shari McCray at

 If you go…

WHAT:  Home dedications

WHO: Habitat for Humanity and Leesburg High, South Lake High, and The Villages Charter High School’s Youth Construction Academy

WHEN:  Friday, April 30, noon to 2 p.m. (Leesburg location); Wednesday, May 5th from noon to 2 p.m. (Lady Lake location); Friday, May 7, 8 to 9 a.m. (Mascotte location)

RSVP to any of the sites to She will also provide location details.

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