Bryan Buravah and family in front of their new Habitat home built by students from the Olympic Community of Schools. Buravah will purchase the home will a zero-interest mortgage from Habitat Charlotte. The bird house is a gift to the family from second graders at Charlotte Latin School.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Olympic High School dedicated its fifth Habitat for Humanity house on Friday in Charlotte.
The school began working with Habitat for Humanity in 2006 in order to help create what the school calls "career and college ready students."
With the introduction of the project, proficiency test scores have increased by over 100 percent.
Olympic was also honored by Microsoft as one of the nation's top five high school projects based on innovation and the ability to help students develop vital 21st-century skills.
This year's event included several guest speakers, including Frank Spencer, the president of Habitat for Humanity Charlotte, and Ann Clark, the CMS deputy superintendent.