Student building program at LNE celebrates 25th anniversary

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Lincoln Northeast is the only high school in the Capital City to offer a class in which students have the opportunity to help build a real house from the ground up. The students and their teacher dedicate about 400 hours every school year to the construction of a new house in northeast Lincoln.

Bob Freese has been the leader of this teenage construction crew since this program began in 1994, "I think there are so many opportunities for great employment in the construction industry and over this period of time we've had a number of students go on and go into different jobs and in construction, some of them even own their own businesses now in construction."

"The Lincoln Housing Authority develops the plans for the house. The ultimate goal of the program is to sell the house to a family that's on public housing assistance." says Bob Goggins, who is a development coordinator for the Lincoln Housing Authority.

The public is invited to celebrate the completion of house number 25 at 69th and Garland on Wednesday, May 15th from 4 to 6pm.