Urban Boatbuilders

Urban Boatbuilders provides positive youth development through the building and use of wooden boats.  Through two signature programs, apprenticeships and partnerships, they teach acadmic, vocational, and leadership skills to Twin Cities youth. Students learn a craft, skills, and team work. Testimonials from past participants shared the program helped at risk kids to stay in school and go on to other post high school learning.
Their goal is to Build Youth - One Boat at at time.
Participants learn team building, craft, safety skills, and boats are sold and commissioned. Finished boats are celebrated in a launch ceremony showing kids the value of contribution and finishing a goal.