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FORGE Donates to Local Schools

FORGE is working alongside educators, parents, and other workforce development agencies to recruit talented, skilled employees.  We know that starts at a young age!  That’s why we created a FORGE coloring book to show young kids the exciting opportunities in skilled trades from equipment operators to building the building.  Our coloring book was made possible by a grant from the International Paper Foundation.

Also, FORGE is happy to be able to donate (11) new construction-related books to our school libraries. These books offer diverse characters that have been missing in the trades for many years. We hope the kids enjoy these books and it sparks an interest in the trades.

  • Anna, Kid Engineer by Shenek Alston
  • How a House is Built by Gail Gibbons
  • Pete the Cat; Construction Destruction by James Dean
  • My Little Builder by A.D. Largie
  • Panda the Project Manager: Builds her First Home by Amanda Jewell
  • Girls Who Build by Katie Hughes
  • The Future Architect’s Handbook by Barbara Beck, Architect
  • Construction Site Mission: Demolition! by Sherri Duskey Rinker and AG Ford
  • Construction Site: Road Crew, Coming Through! Sherri Duskey Rinker and AG Ford
  • The House that She Built by Mollie Elkman & Georgia Castellano
  • Girls Garage by Emily Pilloton

September 1, 2022

FORGE member Ann Marie Miller owner of New Home Building Stores, visited Stokes-Beard to read to the children, drop off FORGE coloring books, and donated a book bundle to their library!