In early September, Grey Eaton and the participants of the LEAP program started working on a restoration and refurbishment project for the Computer Museum of America (CMoA). The team was tasked with restoring a wall of display cases in the museum’s entrance hall.
New shelves were built, chips in the trim were repaired, and scratches were carefully colored and blended. The work, made possible by Mr. Eaton’s talent and experience with woodworking and repairs, enabled participants to learn real-life, on-the-job carpentry skills.
On October 21, the CMoA held a small reception to thank Mr. Eaton and the LEAP participants and staff for their diligent efforts. The event was hosted by the Museum’s Operations Manager, Elaine Pelaia; the Executive Director, Rena Youngblood; and Elise Morrison. The CMoA kindly extended an invitation to families of the participants. Guests were treated to refreshments and the unveiling of the beautifully-finished display cases.
The CMoA documented the project here and produced this video history:
Community projects like this one are a valuable component of LEAP. They provide opportunities for participants to learn important skills and to experience various employment environments. Eaton Academy is grateful to the Computer Museum of America and its staff for arranging this project for the LEAP program.