TO NURTURE CONFIDENT,
COMMUNITY-ORIENTED YOUTH
THROUGH THE POWER
OF CARPENTRY
AND CRAFT.

Shop class was a place where kids developed confidence and character along with practical skills. Sadly, Seattle lost 11 out of 15 wood shops in public high schools since 2004, making the benefits of building hard to come by, especially in low-income and racially diverse communities.

The Sawhorse Revolution

We bring the benefits of shop class back to the masses, highlighting its relevance to youth development and modern education.


In after-school, in-school, and summer programs, we team high school students with professional builders and architects to build inspiring structures for the community.

Shopclass 2.0:

Sawhorse Revolution programs spruce up the concept of shop class for the 21st century by integrating elements of design-thinking, STEM and diversity into the core of traditional, hands-on learning.

Our job sites are culturally-savvy, team-oriented environments that utilize progressive educational principles to support youth of all walks of life.

LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IN IT.

At its heart, Sawhorse Revolution is about transforming students' understanding about what is possible in their lives.


Sawhorse students see the amazing things they can accomplish with dedication and teamwork. They also gather useful building skills and a glimpse into the fruitful job opportunities in the skilled trades, architecture, design and engineering.

Building is rewarded with visible, tangible results. Our students work is commemorated in an impressive amount of inspirational structures. Some are whimsical (like the Dream Archive, pictured) and some functional (tiny homes for the homeless). See more photos in the gallery.

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