Human hands showing unity
Deco Communities campaign helps Valley students
Education is the key that will open doors to a bright future. That’s why Deco Communities is putting keys in the hands of the community to help open doors for vocational students in Phoenix and across the Valley this spring by launching Deco Keys to the Future, a one-for-one giving initiative that will debut at the Devoured Culinary Classic this weekend.
“Our company philosophy is ‘Building Communities’,” said Rob Lyles, Senior Partner with Deco Communities. “We created Keys to the Future to help build thriving communities one student at a time,” he said.
To participate in Deco Keys to the Future, visit the Deco Communities display at Devoured, the McDowell Mountain Music Festival, and Eat Drink and Be Pretty at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival and choose a beautiful handmade key necklace to wear and keep. Make a suggested donation of $5 or more by visiting the Deco Communities Keys to the Future GoFundMe page, and spread the word to friends and family by posting a selfie on social media using the hashtag #keystothefutureaz.
You can also stop by any of Deco’s three sales offices: Edison Midtown at 46 E Monterey Way in Phoenix, Inspire Downtown Scottsdale at 3637 N Goldwater Blvd in Scottsdale, and Envy Residences at 4328 N Wells Fargo Ave in Scottsdale. You can get a key and donate at any sales office from now until the end of May.
Deco Communities is dedicated to improving the state of Arizona’s education and invests in school programs at institutions in the surrounding areas of our developments. In Phoenix, Deco supports the Construction Technologies Program at Metro Tech High School in Central Phoenix.
Metro Tech is located at 19th Ave and Thomas Rd. The Construction Tech Class has 47 students enrolled. 25 of them are females.
“The school has a large number of students that have never been given an opportunity like this before; now they have the opportunity to go to a university to study architecture, engineering, construction management, interior design or whatever their dreams may be,” said Rick Shapler, a Construction Tech teacher at Metro Tech.
Metro Tech classes focus on real-life application and works to help students get hired by different construction companies to do carpentry, electrical, concrete, or administrative work.
The classes focus on more than just construction; the students learn about carpentry, electrical, concrete, masonry, plumbing, thermal imaging, commercial construction, proposals, and presentations for business. Students also go to competitions, job site tours, and visit corporate offices.
“Metro Tech’s construction programs offer an opportunity for students to conquer fears, build confidence, problem solve and develop a skill to believe that nothing is impossible, a skill no one can ever take from them. When that occurs, their mentality changes from the acceptance of what life will bring them to a dedication to go out there and get what they want from life, and choose what their life is going to be like. It is a pretty cool transformation in a program like this that makes it all worth it,” Shepler said.
To make a contribution to Deco Communities’ Keys to the Future Campaign visit www.gofundme.com/keystothefuture. For more information on where to find the Keys to the Future displays and where to pick up a key necklace, visit www.facebook.com/decocommunities.
For more information about Deco Communities visit www.decocommunities.com.