SOS Builds is an after school program for middle school students at Lester Prep School in Binghampton.
Each year Builders (SOS Builds students) have the opportunity to design and construct a significant construction project in Binghampton to bring added value to the community. Builders work closely with architects, contractors, engineers and other relevant professionals throughout the process.
SOS Builds focus on a variety of disciplines during the year, including: creativity, teamwork, math, budgeting, problem solving, construction, and biblical discipleship. Builders gain great practical skills and insight into the construction industry, as well as insight into servant leadership.
>>2015: The Clubhouse
SOS Builds built The Clubhouse, a play structure for the Carpenter Art Garden and the Purple House on Carpenter Street in Binghampton, across from Cornerstone Prep and Lester Prep Schools. Builders were asked to design and construct an element that kids would enjoy playing on and that would be permanent asset to the property. Many thanks to the Carpenter Art Garden and the Binghampton Development Corporation for the opportunity and for their continued partnership!
>>2016: The Pavilion
Coming May 2016
SOS Builds will design and build a structure to provide shade and rain shelter at The Hamp football field on Tillman Street in Binghampton. The structure will be a permanent asset to the property owned by the Binghampton Development Corporation, leased and maintained by Memphis Gridiron Ministries. Builders will design the structure in the fall through a partnership with Fleming Architects and will construct and install the structure in the spring, partnering with Linkous Construction. We’re grateful to MGM and the BDC for the opportunity, and to Fleming Architects and Linkous Construction for their partnership!