Foundations of Skilled Stewardship Launch

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This campaign ended on August 24, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Harmel Academy of the Trades by clicking here!
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Ever wonder what a Harmel student reads? Leisure: The Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper is a philosophy text exploring the Greek and Medieval European appreciation for leisure and the opportunity for a strong contemplation of and relationship with God and religion.

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Ever wonder what a Harmel student reads? "The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction" is Matthew Crawford's compelling second book about short attention spans---what causes them and the limits they put on the human mind.

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Ever wonder what a Harmel student reads? Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work by Matthew Crawford is read in the first semester of Humanities. Crawford's bestseller takes a look at his own experiences with work and education and the importance of skilled labor to the economy, to the community, but mostly to the self. Crawford's book highlights the importance of doing and finding value in that work.

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Rep Harmel! For the first time, Harmel beanie hats are available. Prepare for fall with beanies in black and white or navy and saffron.

Harmel Academy of the Trades is now going into its third year of classes. With this new school year, Harmel also will be launching a new program! The new Foundations of Skilled Stewardship program is a "gap year" program that serves as an introduction to multiple trades. This program focuses on practical skills for all young men as well as help them to discern their vocations. Just like with all of Harmel's programs, students in the Foundations program experience a balanced schedule of work, study, and prayer. 

Offering a new program means that we will need help from our supporters in order to operate with needs such as new equipment, more materials, and additional faculty. And that's where you can help!

Final Day to Donate!

As we begin our last day of donations, we'd like to thank all of our donors for their generosity! Having so far raised $7,417 thanks to all of yours support! We hope that you have enjoyed our updates as we have launched our new Foundations program and have had a strong start to our 2022-23 school year. 

689 days ago by Caroline Jones
The End of Orientation

Thank you to everyone who has supported our Foundations of Skilled Stewardship Launch campaign! There are still three days left to donate so please continue to share our social media posts and the link to this page with friends and family who may be interested in donating. 

With the first day of classes for our Foundations students, here is a recap of orientation in pictures!

691 days ago by Caroline Jones
Welcome Dinner

Last night, students and staff got the chance to get to know each other better through a welcome dinner hosted by Harmel president, Brian Black and his wife Diane. 

695 days ago by Caroline Jones
Thank you!!!!

We are now over a third of our goal and a week to go! 

695 days ago by Caroline Jones
Fall Move-In

Today was fall move-in for our first year and foundation guys! Here are some pictures of students and their families as they arrived!

696 days ago by Caroline Jones
One State Down

Thank you to all those who have donated to our end-of-year campaign so far! Currently, from our challenge yesterday, Michigan is the only state to donate. Please continue to share our page and goal with those you may know from other states!

696 days ago by Caroline Jones
A New Challenge

Now that our new students have begun their journeys to Harmel for tomorrow's move-in day and orientation, we want to get a donor from each of their home states! If you know anyone who would be interested in donating to Harmel from New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Georgia, Michigan, Indiana, or California, please share our site to help us reach our goal!

697 days ago by Caroline Jones
Almost to a Quarter!

We are $125 away from a quarter of our goal at the close of our fourth day. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Please help us reach our goal by sharing our video and campaign page with family and friends!

697 days ago by Caroline Jones
One Week Until Classes Begin!

Thank you to all who have donated these first days to our campaign!The first three days have come to a close and we are just shy of a quarter of our $15,000 goal. Please keep sharing our campaign page as orientation and the school year approaches! Thank you for your support of our mission and new Foundations of Skilled Stewardship program!  

698 days ago by Caroline Jones
First Day!

Thank you to all who have participated in our first day of our campaign, but there's still 11 days left! We are already at 22% of our $15,000 goal. Check back here to see updates and special messages from our team!

700 days ago by Caroline Jones

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