Student Builders

Student Builders

 

The future of this movement lies with the young people.” – Millard Fuller

A Call to Action.

Students painting over spring break at the Earth Day build with Potomac Highlands Fuller Center.       Students painting over spring break at the Earth Day build with Potomac Highlands Fuller Center.

In a world with so many shacks, rising foreclosures, and deteriorating housing for America’s seniors, the housing situation can seem beyond any hope. You can sit back and hope “someone” does something about it, or YOU can get out and begin to change the world.

“Who, me?” you might ask. “I’m still a student! How could I be the one to make a difference?”

By joining Fuller Center Student Builders! Fuller Center Student Builders is a network of committed youth partners in The Fuller Center for Housing’s mission and ministry. Together we can bring hope and the light of Christ to dark or neglected places.

So get out and hammer some nails, say a prayer, make new friends, raise a wall, travel overseas, create fundraisers, and join our movement.

Will YOU be the one to answer the call to get it started at your church or school?

Answering the Call

While all Student Builders work with the local Fuller Center covenant partners or other like-minded organizations, there are several ways to structure involvement.

Dallas Baptist University FCH Student Builders on a Dallas Fuller Center Greater Blessing site.     Dallas Baptist University FCH Student Builders on a Dallas Fuller Center Greater Blessing project.

1. Start a Student Builders group. Be the founder of a faith-based, student-led Student Builder organization! Nothing is more exciting than knowing what you start as something small will impact the world in big ways for years and years to come.

2. form a mission partnership.  Have your already existing organization, such as a student faith or service group, church youth group, or fraternity / sorority covenant to work in partnership with us.

3. Travel with us. Build with us over a school break in the U.S. or with our Global Builders program overseas.

Use your creativity to shape your group or partnership: Lead awareness campaigns, work on construction sites, and put the “fun” in fundraise, such as putting together a benefit concert on campus. The best do all three.

Our Mission and Purpose

Student Builders walk the talk and “Build on the Rock!” because we believe showing true faith in Jesus means turning his love for us into action for others (Matthew 7 & 25).

Therefore, Fuller Center Student Builders seek to build…

1. …each other up in Christ.
Building up each other, our partner families, and our communities in the love of Christ.
 

2. …support.
Raising money, speaking with local leaders, recruiting volunteers, and garnering gifts-in-kind.
 

3. …homes.
Volunteering on local worksites or traveling to work on a project elsewhere in the United States and abroad.
 

4. …awareness.

Getting the word out about the enormous need and all the ways people can help

 

Take Action

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young” (1 Timothy 4:12). Students have so much to offer the affordable housing movement in terms of unique resources or connections, talents, insights, enthusiasm, and new ideas! We believe young people are not only the future of eliminating poverty housing, but are a powerful force TODAY.

Get involved! Contact our Director of Special Programs, DJ Bakken, at xxxxxxxxxxxx