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Building Talent With Kids Making It

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 10, 2023
Photo by Aris Harding
Kids Making It volunteer Woody Woodward works with Zach, 13, to build a birdhouse during the Kids Making It after-school program at its 617 Castle St. woodworking facility. Kids Making It moved into its new Castle Street building in 2021, starting a skilled trades program at the beginning of 2022. 
With the skilled trades program, “we wanted to try to be able to serve our students later in life and to be able to connect them with a lesser-known opportunity that’s in high demand,” said Kevin Blackburn, the organization’s executive director. 
Founder Jimmy Pierce started Kids Making It more than 20 years ago. The new facility includes a gift shop where Zach will be able to sell his birdhouse when he’s finished.
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