What "wood" you do if you possessed an extreme talent to transform pieces of wood into fine pieces of art? If you are Martin Ratermann, you would dedicate one weekend a month to direct your talent and passion toward teaching Kansas City's at-risk youth the basic steps toward learning your craft.
We have been extremely honored to have Martin's dedication over the past few months. Take a look at what our youth have been able to build with Martin's help:
Started this past Saturday, by four Niles Home for Children boys,
this nightstand is on its way to someone's bedside.
Built by reStart youth, this table is being used to store some art supplies.
The first thing ever built by HALO Center youth was this work bench.
This table is utilized in every woodworking workshop.
A bench for sitting. Extra seating is always needed in The Center...
because sometimes our chair fall apart. Like this chair, which
had broken into six different pieces. Martin taught HALO Center
youth how to repair broken furniture. This chair is
now the sturdiest seat in the house!