Kids Build Workshops

Kids Build: Weekend Workshops

On select Saturdays in the fall and spring, NCSRCC holds Kids Build workshops for children in our communities at training centers around our six-state Council. At these two-hour workshops, kids make woodworking projects while building their skills and confidence. Professional union carpenters will be on hand to assist. Kids take their projects home to enjoy and are presented with a certificate of project completion.

Workshop details

  • Begins at 10 a.m. Saturdays
  • Limited to 30 kids per workshop
  • Pre-registration is required and opens approximately a month before the workshop
  • Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • No fees to participate, tools, projects and supplies are provided

2018-2019 schedule

  • September 15, 2018
  • October 13, 2018
  • January 12, 2019
  • February 9, 2019

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Kids Build: Workshops for Schools

In addition to our community events, we partner with schools to bring Kids Build into classrooms. Professional union carpenters guide students through the process of building their own woodworking project, focusing on STEM principles, critical thinking and career exploration.

Program details

  • Sessions last approximately 45 minutes
  • Tools, projects and supplies are provided at no cost
  • Maximum of 50 students per session
  • Application must be completed by a teacher
  • For students in grades 3-5
  • Classrooms are chosen on a lottery system with priority given to Title 1 schools where 50% or more of its students receive free or reduced lunches
  • Sessions can be scheduled in the fall (September – November) or spring (January – April)

Community and classroom workshops available in and around these areas:

  • Iowa: Altoona/Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Sioux City
  • Minnesota: Duluth/Hermantown, Rochester and Twin Cities Metro
  • Nebraska: Lincoln and Omaha/Papillion
  • North Dakota: Fargo
  • Wisconsin: Fox Valley/Green Bay/Kaukauna, Madison, Milwaukee and Rothschild/Wausau

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Application MUST be filled out by a teacher. Classrooms will be chosen via a lottery system. We will contact you if your classroom is chosen to participate. If you have special requests or questions, contact us via email at
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  • Kids Build Workshops may want to capture photos of your workshop to use in marketing pieces or on our website. Please indicate whether you give permission for photographs of your classroom and students to be used by NCSRCC.