Turner Construction Company Young Leaders Group Completes Service Project for the National Center for Children and Families

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Local Adolescent Boys Home Receives New Kitchen to Learn Life Skills

Newly Renovated Greentree Adolescent Program Kitchen

From a life skills standpoint, it’s crucial for our residents to have a place where they can learn to cook their own healthy meals.

Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce the completion of the inaugural class of Leadership Turner’s first community service project. Leadership Turner is a young leaders group within Turner’s organization that strives to form a solid cultural foundation for new employees and encourages an understanding of Turner’s high priority of giving back to the community.

The 2014 Class selected to work with the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) and its mission to create total, healthy living environments for vulnerable children, youth and families, and the quality of life which empowers their ability to thrive and demonstrate responsibility. The project focused on two kitchen renovations in the dorms that house male youth in the Greentree Adolescent Program (GAP), ranging from ages 13-20 on the NCCF campus. The Leadership Turner team coordinated the construction process, raised over $21,000 throughout the year and completed the construction of the project in just over a week.

“Turner has been great during the renovation process,” said Paye Tingba, Program Director for GAP. “From the beginning, they have been on time and worked hard to get the kitchen done. I can’t say enough how great amazing their team has been throughout the project.”

The newly renovated kitchen will be used for programs such as “Bistro Boyz,” which is organized by the Junior Woman's Club of Chevy Chase and teaches residents the cooking skills necessary to develop healthy lifestyle habits. The kitchen will also be used heavily on the weekends.

“Our residents and staff use the kitchen to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner on the weekends,” says Tingba. “From a life skills standpoint, it’s crucial for our residents to have a place where they can learn to cook their own healthy meals.”

To learn more about the GAP program, please visit http://www.nccf-cares.org.

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