Student Accolade - Adam Green

June 4, 2003

Twins Adam and Eric Green were typical boys, fascinated with anything they could use to build tall buildings and, of course, cars. "We used to build cars and smash them into walls to see whose car could last the longest. We take a different approach to building now," Adam says.
Good thing, since both men have used their love for building in Baylor's Habitat for Humanity chapter. Adam began his carpentry ministry in eighth grade, helping to build houses with the United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission by Youth (ARMY) Program with his church in Sugar Land, Texas.
"I vividly remember one year, the day before we left for UM ARMY, hearing about Habitat for Humanity for the first time and wanting to be a part of that," he says. "I feel privileged to be a part of the Habitat effort now."
As president of the Baylor Habitat chapter this past year, Adam was responsible for directing activities and finding new ways the group could serve the Baylor and Waco communities. It was his idea to expand the club's "Super Stud Contest," in which students decorate 2-by-4-foot boards with designs and words of encouragement. He suggested the group use those boards to construct a children's clubhouse to be raffled in a fundraiser. The "Cubhouse" was the centerpiece of Baylor Habitat's first Homecoming parade float in 2002.
Adam says the most memorable part of that project was seeing the joy on the winner's face as he announced her name. "We lucked out. She was a Baylor graduate and really liked the green and gold design," he says.
Adam is a recipient of a Mamie and Albert P. George Foundation Scholarship at Baylor and last summer received a scholarship to work with the Waco Habitat chapter from AmeriCorps, a national service program that provides volunteer assistance to nonprofits. Upon graduation, he hopes to continue his ministry with another Habitat chapter and use his love and skill for carpentry to continue serving those in need.
"Habitat for Humanity will definitely continue to be a part of my life. One of the things I enjoy most is showing people how great Habitat is. When I leave Baylor, I look forward to sharing my experiences with a new group of people."