'Hike for Habitat' scheduled for April 30

Students at San Luis Obispo Classical Academy and their parents will participate in Habitat for Humanity’s “Hike for Habitat” April 30.

The hike will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Bob Jones Trail.

In addition to experiencing a natural habitat, students will learn about the work of Habitat for Humanity and the importance of being part of a community-wide effort to increase homeownership in our county, according to a press release from the organization.

“Participating in Hike for Habitat is a good fit” for the academy’s students, according to Cozy Faber, development director.

“One of our goals is to not only develop academic skills, but to ensure that the whole child thrives. Character development is integrated throughout the program and we nurture community service,” he wrote.

Registration is available online at http://www.hfhsloco.org or by calling 782-0687. The cost is $25 for adults, $10 for children, or $50 for a family.

Funds raised through the hike will support Habitat’s mission to build “simple, decent, affordable homes” in San Luis Obispo County.

Habitat for Humanity for San Luis Obispo County seeks to eliminate generational poverty and to make substandard housing and homelessness socially and politically unacceptable, according to the organization’s press release.

Established in 1997 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, the local Habitat group partners with low-income families, volunteers, and sponsors to build affordable homes. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit www.hfhsloco.org.