This year's Block Kids event was held on Saturday, January 27th, at Metro Community College South Campus. Thank you to all who participated, volunteered, and sponsored
Block Kids is a building competition created in 1990 to introduce grade school children to the construction industry. It is a national competition, hosted locally by NAWIC Chapters. Omaha has had several regional and national winners over the years.
Block Kids 2017 co-chairs:
Ashley Meirose - OPS
Sarah Tufly - Freedom Specialty Contracting
Thank you to WOWT and Chase Moffitt for their coverage of Block Kids. Director Jody Duree gave three awesome interviews showing how NAWIC is empowering women to influence the direction of the construction industry by educating the future generation.
Our 2017 winner, Tommy, posing with his project on display at Alamo Theatre for the pemiere of The Lego Movie.
Photos from this year's event are posted on our Facebook page.
Registration information for the 2019 event will be coming late this year.
Our 2018 winner, Steve, built a renewable energy roadway. This would charge a battery using both solar energy and friction from passing cars. Thank you to Art of the Brick for providing free passes to our winners! UPDATE, Steve was our Midwest Region Winner and his project is now being judged at the National level!
We are always in need of volunteers and donors to
keep this fabulous event free for the kids!
Her project went on to take 2nd place at the Regional level. Good job Ellison!