Lawrence Sheffield, Magic City Woodworks, shares his journey from teenage entrepreneur, professional firefighter by the age of 19, significant loss of a loved one, a nontraditional educational path, to now Founder of a social impact company in Birmingham, Alabama.
Magic City Woodworks teaches the art of work to young men who are stuck in a rut; giving them a paid apprenticeship where they will learn to create quality goods, partake in brotherhood, build confidence and character, and have a good time. Lawrence’s team’s mission is to help young men bridge the intimidating gap between unemployment and meaningful employment.
“I want to continue to create opportunities and have a diverse group of people to be able to come in and benefit from vocation. Work can have deep meaning and there can be fulfillment. It can be a way to support our families and change the world at the same time.”
Launched August 2018, Impact Kits are seven pieces of lumber that can change lives. A parent or mentor can order a kit, spend 30-45 minutes teaching a young one how to work with their hands. Bird house Impact Kits are available now. Coming soon: tool box Impact Kits.
For a limited time Magic City Woodworks is offering listeners a 10% discount on its
Impact Kits using code: visionkeepers
*Contact Magic City Woodworks at MagicCityWoodworks.org for additional details.
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