Hands-on Learning: How Learning By Doing Can Widen World for Young People

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Photos Courtesy of the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory

In a marginalized area of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory engages high-school-age kids in the process of boatbuilding. Youth gain a sense of competence and confidence, said Executive Director Brett Hart. Here, staff members stand in front of the building.

Jason Herndon had walked past the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory, an old brick building in north Philadelphia, many times, thinking it looked like a hangout for high school students . . .

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