The Block Kids Program is a FREE National Blocks Building Competition for Girls & Boys through the NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF) and sponsored locally by the Washington, DC Chapter of NAWIC.

This program is designed to make sure students are aware of the rewarding career opportunities available to them in the construction industry.

The Competition is open to Grades K thru 6th.

Local Winners Advance to a regional level, and one semi-finalist from each region will move on to the national competition.

We exceeded our expectations on all levels.

Our amazing team of volunteers did an amazing job setting up game rooms, snack rooms, competition rooms, and overall helping the kids during the competition.

Would you like to Volunteer?

Seeing all the faces of excitement and joy made all the nights and days spent planning the event worth it. Become a volunteer!

Would you like to Sponsor?

Please join us for our next Block Kids Competition in 2022.

The History of Block Kids

Erma Lamousin, member of the Gr. Mississippi Gulf Coast NAWIC Chapter, initiated the first contest held in Biloxi.

Erma shared the idea with president-elect Carol Ericson of the Connecticut/New York Line chapter who enlisted Susan Levy, past NAWIC president, to write guidelines. Carol then recruited NAWIC President Judy Short of the Cincinnati Ohio chapter to assist the contest kickoff with a special presentation at the 1989 NAWIC Convention in Seattle, WA.

Erma’s granddaughter, Natalie Smith, designed the NAWIC Block Kids who were then named in a special contest “Connie Struction” and “Bill Ditt”.

NeF Block Kids Logo

Program Gallery

Come and See all the fun Building a Construction Project with Blocks can be!

NAWIC DC Chapter 67 is very proud to show you pictures from our 2019 Block Kids Competition. It was a beautiful day filled with fun and excitement!