Kids use Legos to help build a brighter future for teenage mothers
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The Family & Children’s Center held the sixth annual Lego building contest called Building Bricks for Hope on Saturday at Valley View Mall in La Crosse.
Kids could compete in three age groups as individuals or as a team with their families.
Registration for the event was $25 for an individual and $30 for a family team. Winners received a $50 visa gift certificate and two free kids meals from Texas Roadhouse for their creative constructions.
“I think it’s fun just to watch the families and the kids come, and they’re full of excitement. And you never know what it is that they’re going to make, but it’s always pretty magical and pretty neat,” said Jamie Korn, the Development Director for the Family & Children’s Center.
All money raised goes to the Hope Academy, an alternative high school for pregnant and parenting students
Officials say they have a 100% graduations rate and work to make sure students are self-sufficient after leaving the school.
To learn more about Hope Academy, visit https://www.fcconline.org/seeking-help/for-children/hope-academy/.
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