Texas Workforce Commissioner recognizes Students Helping Veterans: Big Heroes, Tiny Homes project
The Texas Workforce Commissioner representing Labor, Julian Alvarez III, visited Summer Creek High School on Nov. 8 to recognize the hard work of students addressing homelessness through their Students Helping Veterans: Big Heroes, Tiny Homes project.
“It’s emotional to be here and to be addressing our future Texans and what they do,” Alvarez said. “What you’re doing is changing the lives of many people, and you are starting off with that one veteran.”
Students enrolled in architecture, engineering, and other classes are designing and building a house that will become home to a veteran.
“It wasn’t built with just nails and wood,” Alvarez said after touring the home. “It was built with love and compassion and teamwork. You could see it.”
Representatives from five other school districts in the Houston area also attended the presentation and tour led by Summer Creek High School students.
“You have elevated CTE – Career and Technical Education - to the next level. You have made being in the trades attractive again to everyone. Kids have options,” Alvarez said.