Home Depot and Girl Scouts workshop introduces young women to construction

ATLANTA — The Home Depot Foundation and Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta hosted a workshop over the Easter weekend to introduce girls to construction and skilled trades.

The pilot program saw the Girl Scouts building an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant picnic table.

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Atlanta Community ToolBank director CJ Clark led the project.

“This partnership is especially close to my heart, not only because it’s introducing young women to carpentry and the opportunity of a skilled trades career like my own, but because it involves two nonprofit organizations that have been impactful to my career,” Clark said in a news release.


The scouts enjoyed a chance to work with their hands.

“My parents DIY everything, so I already have that passion myself, and I’d love to be able to work on my future house,” said Amelia, 18, from Gwinnett County.

According to the Home Depot’s release, only about 11% of construction workers are women.

“It’s important for women to see they can do the same projects men can do and are just as strong as them,” said Hannah, 14. from Fayetteville.

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The Home Depot Foundation’s skilled trades training program, Path to Pro, launched in 2018 with a $50 million commitment to train the next generation of skilled tradespeople.






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