Once again, the students at the Sage Campus are working on a three-month-long project called Kids CAN Build. Kids CAN Build is an exciting competition run by the Shalom Food Pantry in the Capital Region. This project educates children to give back to their community and brings awareness to food insecurity. The Taylor School and other local middle schools are competing to create “can-structures” out of full cans of food, which are then donated to local food pantries. After the competition, we will donate our canned foods to the Shalom Food Pantry and Joseph’s House. 

Each year Kids CAN Build has a theme, and this year’s theme is “fighting hunger through the ages.” We plan to construct a three-sided mural-like tree called “A Branch Of Hope.” We chose a tree as our theme because they have been around for a long time, and we also thought about how trees provide fruit to the community to fight hunger. To complete our design, we need upwards of 600 cans! 

Our competition is on December 5th at Crossgates Mall and will be on display for a week before we deliver the 600 cans to Shalom Food Pantry and Joseph's House.

Thank you -

The students at Sage Campus

Please enjoy the video from last year’s competition: 

Kids CAN Build Competition 2021


Our 2021 Taylor Team won: Most Creative, Best Storyboard, and Judges' Favorite!