BALTIMORE - Members of the Laser Club at Carver Vocational Technical High School in Baltimore are hard at work. These students can make anything from cabinets to chairs and compost bins.
The list just got a little larger thanks to city school administrators. They purchased a state of the art laser machine for students to engrave plaques.
Teachers say it's great to see what city students can do when motivated.
"It's important because you always have to keep the kids motivated to achieve a higher level. We want them to be prepared for the future and their job. They will learn everything they need to know on the job, but mostly they need to be able to show they are employable," said Gregory McDevitt, Carpentry Instructor.
Carvers Laser Club has a partnership with organizations like Habitat For Humanity, Great Kids Farm, private and public schools. They fill orders for items the organizations may need.
The money they receive buys supplies or is donated to fundraisers. Students love the experience.
"When I was younger I loved hands on things. I loved fixing things and building items. I love things that make my mother happy and anyone else happy. I like to give back," said Juwan Whitehead, a Sophomore in the Laser Club.
The Laser Club offers students a chance to learn a trade while helping others.
"It helps me be a young man. I like it. It's my first year with the program and it inspires me and I love doing it," said Whitehead.
If you would like to contact the Laser Club to place an order call 410-396-0553.
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