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Block Kids 2019 - NAWIC Member Sign-Up

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Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa

3100 Southeast Enterprise Drive

Grimes, IA 50111

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Attention NAWIC Members - We need your help as a volunteer for this year's Block Kids Competition!

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This is registration for NAWIC Des Moines Members to attend and help at the event.

The Greater Des Moines Chapter 80 of the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC) is sponsoring Block Kids, a national building competition. The purpose of the competition is to introduce children in Grades 1 – 6 to the construction industry in an effort to create awareness of the many job/career opportunities in the construction field. The goal of Block Kids is not only to plant the seed for workforce development, but also to instill the sense of pride and accomplishment inherent in “building their project for real.”

This competition uses Lego building blocks, rock, string, foil, and/or poster board as its building materials. Each entrant is his or her own “General Contractor” for 45 minutes of heavy construction. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be given with the winning project going on to a Regional competition, and the winner there moving on to the National competition where more prizes may be awarded!

While parents or chaperones are encouraged to attend, they will be kept separate from the kids during the construction process. Strict guidelines are set and anyone who receives ANY outside help with their construction project during the competition will be disqualified.

Event Schedule:

8:00 a.m. - Set-Up

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Participant Registration

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. – Construction

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. – Judging

11:30 a.m. - Awards

12:00 p.m. - Clean-Up

Registration for the participants (kids) will be forwarded separately.

This is registration for NAWIC Des Moines Members to attend and help at the event.

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