The roof of the Youthworks facility on Cerrillos Road had seen better days, so early on the morning of Monday, January 16, a crew of thirty young people braved the cold to remove the existing roof to make way for a new insulated replacement.
The students are all a part of YouthBuild, our construction job training program. They usually work at the Habitat for Humanities work site, so Monday was a chance to work closer to “home.”
The crew shoveled the gravel covering the entire roof into wheel barrows, dumped the gravel off the roof into a dumpster, and then peeled back the tar paper to expose the entire roof.
One of the crew demonstrated that his construction training had “taken” when he reminded a staff member who was taking photos of the work: “Always wear a hard hat when you’re working on a roof.”