“High school is tough enough.” That’s the motto of Project 150, a Las Vegas charitable organization that assists nearly 1,000 of the Las Vegas valley’s estimated 6,300 homeless high school students in obtaining food, clothing, school supplies and other necessities.
At left, Scott Donnelly, Cooper Roofing & Solar president and Nevada Subcontractors Association president, accepts a plaque, along with NSA board member Bill Ickes, from Project 150 Event Coordinator Melanie Montalvo on behalf of the NSA for the association’s involvement in the NSA/Project 150 Career & Employment Fair, held on May 31.
The job fair matched local high school students with employers in the valley, many of them in the construction industry. A number of members of the NSA, including Cooper Roofing & Solar, met with and interviewed job seekers at the job fair.
Donnelly also accepted a plaque for Cooper Roofing & Solar, which Project 150 recognized for its role in the job fair. In addition to participating as an employer, Cooper also donated bus passes for students who lacked transportation to attend.
Even though school is out of session for the summer Project 150 can still use your help. The organization continues to collect donations during the summer and helps provide homeless high school students with the necessities. There are plenty of opportunities for volunteers to help them as well.