We all remember our first job. Steve Patterson was a paper boy. TCL reporter Kelli Hanson was a day camp counselor. But there’s a group of teens in Saint Paul that are doing experiential learning all while earning a paycheck. Urban Boatbuilders has employed hundreds of youth to build boats. But it’s become more than just learning a trade. Twin Cities Live Kelli Hanson takes us inside to give us a closer look at the program.
You can sign up to become a shop volunteer to work with the kids at Urban Boatbuilders or you can support this non-profit through donations. They even have sponsorship programs. Learn more here.