Recently, the mob teamed up with The Girls' Middle School to empower some of their students to build an elevated structure on a preexisting site. The girls worked with power tools, as well as different materials, in one week to design and build their structure. To accomplish this, they split into groups of designers and builders, every day presenting them with a new task. At the beginning or each new problem, the girls struggled with the tools and materials we presented them. However, as the week progressed, they began to build upon each other's ideas. This allowed them to design and build something that was both durable and usable, as well as incredibly creative.
Through the week, the designers accomplished making their own pillows, curtains, bookshelves, and learned a little about budgeting in the process. Meanwhile, by the end of the week, the builders were moving with ease around the table saw, jigsaw, drill, impact driver, etc. The girls did not stay put in one group, however, and were able to go between the groups to work on the projects that truly interested them. This also allowed the groups to work together to solve unforeseen Wild Cards, therefore ending the week with a beautiful structure that they can now play on throughout the school day, as well as a new confidence in what they can do with the right resources.
A huge thank you goes out to the parents of these young ladies and to GMS, for entrusting us with your girls and for making this week possible!
Sincerely, The Mob