On Thursday, September 12th, more than 32 members of the Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter (ABCRMC) volunteered and hosted a Construction Day for more than 150 kids at the Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club. ABC members hosted a variety of construction themed activities for the kids to expose them to the exciting opportunities within the construction industry. Volunteers also included our Young Professionals Committee which hosts annual volunteer days like this in order to give back to the community.
Younger kids, ranging in ages 6 to 12, participated in the following activities: birdhouse building hosted by Lowe’s, decorating hardhats and masonry mockups hosted by Mortenson Construction, building bridges with Adolfson & Peterson, and a blueprint challenge hosted by Horizon LLC. Teenagers between 13 to 18 years old were able to operate a mini excavator and scissor lift with Sunstate Equipment and did hands on challenges in Encore Electric’s escape trailer. Volunteers also fed the kids and staff dinner thanks to food & grills provided by Sunstate Equipment. Most of the kids who participated are underprivileged and rely heavily on the after-school childcare, meals, homework assistance, sporting leagues and personal developmental programs provided by the Boys & Girls Club, which gives these kids a safe place to grow and develop.
On behalf of ABCRMC, we would like to thank the team over at the Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club and our incredible members from the following companies who volunteered their time and resources to make this inspiring event possible:
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Colorado Homebuilding Academy
FCI Constructors, Inc.
Sunstate Equipment Co., LLC
The Master's Apprentice
United Site Services
To learn more about how to get involved with ABCRMC’s Workforce Development initiatives, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.abcrmc.org/workforce.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at www.abcrmc.org