MAGIC Camp: Girls get hands on exposure to carpentry


ROANOKE (WSLS10) – Local girls are learning how to build.

They are taking part in a three-day MAGIC Camp at Virginia Western Community College.

MAGIC stands for Mentoring A Girl In Construction.

Thursday, VWCC workforce instructors and Habitat for Humanity volunteers gave the girls hands on exposure to carpentry. The girls were taught how to use hand tools and measure.

“I think it’s great for these girls,” said Veronica Spradlin, a VWCC instructor. “When I was younger, I had a lot of guys taking tools out of my hands saying ‘here just let me do it; I already know how to do it’. This is giving them and opportunity that’s low pressure where they can pick up a tool and we’ll show them how to use it.”

“I like how everybody works together and they just get everything done quick,” said Elizabeth Horine, an 8th grader at Staunton River Middle School.

This is the second year of the camp.

WSLS 10 may allow you to upload, post, transmit or otherwise provide content to WSLS 10, including, but not limited to, photos, video, audio, comments, articles, blogs, forums and any other such communication in which you provide content to the Web site ("User Content"). You agree that you are solely responsible for your communications and any content you provide. Read full terms and conditions of use by clicking here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s