We depend on the hard work and enthusiasm of high school and college students to help us build safe, affordable homes for families in need. Whether you’re a member of a sports team, a social club or just want to come with friends, we have a spot for you. While helping build a Central Oklahoma Habitat home, students will:
- Build self esteem
- Experience team building
- Learn new skills
- Meet new people
A Collegiate Challenge trip may be the best school break trip you will ever have. Not only do you help people in need—you’ll have fun doing it! Groups spend one week working with the local affiliate, community and partner families to help eliminate poverty housing in the area. You will have the chance to:
- Improve your skills.
- Connect with new people in a new place.
- Put your faith into action.
- Make a real difference in Habitat for Humanity’s work of eliminating substandard housing.
- Out of state universities or high school groups help for a week during school breaks. Cost: $150 per student, which includes housing, lunches and T-shirt.
Find out about joining us for next year’s Collegiate Challenge.
For several years we have worked with many Collegiate Challenge groups. Central Oklahoma Habitat has hosted volunteers from Canada to all parts of the states such as Carthage College, Seton University and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Cold, hot or rainy weather doesn’t discourage these intrepid students, who made the long trek from all over the states. The volunteers worked with New Homes Construction, Critical Home Repair and attending the dedication of homes for our families.
We couldn’t pull off a big annual event like this without the support of some great local people. We’re extremely grateful to the many churches such as Putnam City United Methodist Church and First Christian Church of Moore for providing student housing. A huge thanks as well to Panera Bread, Johnnie’s Charcoal Grill, Qdoba and Upper Crust Wood Fired Pizza, who all generously donated lunches to feed our hard-working volunteers!