Great Days of Service
Great Days of Service is a cooperative effort among churches, businesses, service organizations, and community volunteers. Every year since 1996, volunteers from our community and partner churches have worked side by side to help their neighbors. Civic organizations and businesses in our community support this effort both financially and by supplying volunteer workers. It’s […]
2015 Summer Theme: CHALLENGE YOURSELF
We are looking forward to summer 2015. We have started planning for all the activities that will take place over summer such as summer school, Drama, ART Class and building a Tiny House and have it finished before the Extravaganza! Keep watch and see our progress on each of these as well as another attempt at the LARGEST PUMPKIN in the history of Boot Camp! Our last one was 54 lbs!
Tiny House Project 2015
The Grayson County Juvenile Services received TJJD matching funds to allow us to develop our Vocational Educational Cooperative. The first project will be the construction of a "Tiny House." These are similar to ones found in Travis County at Community First! Village. The department will utilize two proven curriculum and planning tools. First, Case managers and contract teachers will utilize Realityworks Business Education Simulation Curriculum which will provide students knowledge and skills regarding production, competition, finance, job readiness and career building. Realityworks is well known for Baby Think it Over as well as their simulated welding/training tools and curriculum. (Grayson County has purchased both the Baby Think It Over and welding simulation through earlier TJJD grants.) The second stage utilizes Tiny House Design and Construction, by Dan Louche. The Department shall employee a part-time Construction Superintendent (jack of all trades) to teach skills including design, framing, roofing, plumbing, electrical, siding installation and other vocational skills needed to construct each tiny house. The project will end with each student developing a resume and job application showing their summer work and skills developed. Lastly, the Tiny Houses will be the beginning of our village developed for parents and placement officers’ short term stays.
Each house costs approximately $15,000. Tools, staffing and curriculum will be purchased from the Grayson County General Fund. We appreciate the financial support from Grayson County Commissioners Court and TJJD to start the project.