Urban Boatbuilders

We empower youth to succeed in work and life through woodworking and experiential learning.

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Our two signature programs—youth apprenticeships and community partnerships—have allowed us to reach more than 8,000 young people in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region.

Our apprenticeship program offers paid positions as part of a cohort that works together to build two or three boats during the course of four months. There are two cohorts of 10-12 youth each that participate in our fall, spring, and winter sessions. We serve 50 youth annually in this immersive program that seeks to develop job readiness skills far beyond boatbuilding.

Our partnership program works directly with schools and community organizations and their leadership to tailor and develop an on-sight curriculum centered on boatbuilding. In other words, we bring the shop and all the supplies directly to the youth. The partnership program has served approximately 1,000 youth each year since the program was expanded in 2016.

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