At-risk students celebrate groundbreaking of second home

For the second time this fall, ground was broken Tuesday on the city's East Side for a new home that will be built with the help of students from SA Youth, an organization that helps at-risk students from age 16 to 24 who have dropped out of school.

For the second time this fall, ground was broken Tuesday on the city's East Side for a new home that will be built with the help of students from SA Youth, an organization that helps at-risk students from age 16 to 24 who have dropped out of school.  

In addition to learning construction skills, the students will participate in various projects that give back to the community. 

The project is a partnership with Harvey E. Najim, a local philanthropist who is donating $75,000 toward the construction of the home. 

"Something else gets built, kids' confidence. They will get some trade skills. Where they didn't have any hope for their life now have hope for their life. That's why I did it," Najim said.

The two homes should be ready for move-in by spring. 

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