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Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio kick off home rehabilitation program with Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity

The project will renovate four houses.

CLEVELAND — EDITOR’S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on Dec. 15, 2021.

Fifteen teenagers from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio kicked off a new home rehabilitation project with the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. 

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The new project is part of the Building Great Futures initiative, which is a joint effort between BGCNEO, Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity and Youth Opportunities Unlimited. The program is currently in its fifth year.

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Officials say the teens have been trained through OSHA certification and construction training at Associated Builders and Contractors in Broadview Heights during the program's first week.  

Now, they will step foot into the Cleveland community by renovating four homes this summer. 

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The renovations kicked off Wednesday. The homes that will be renovated are located in the Buckeye area as part of the Cleveland Habitat’s revitalization efforts. 

Cleveland Habitat has built and rehabbed more than 50 homes since 2016 in the Buckeye neighborhood. This project is another step in their goal of rehabbing 100 homes by the end of 2024.

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