CTE: OST Field Notes

Voices from the Field take 3

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Building Boats, Building Life Skills

Urban Boatbuilders is a Saint Paul-based youth development nonprofit, seeking to empower youth to build the skills they need to succeed in school, work, and life through the building and use of wooden boats.  The Partnership Program brings hands-on education to the classroom in the form of boatbuilding instruction.  The Apprenticeship Program takes place at Urban Boatbuilders’ workshop. Through this program, the organization trains and employs low income youth who face barriers to employment.

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Cookie Cart Youth Program

Cookie Cart provides lasting and meaningful work, life, and leadership skills to 15 to 17 year olds through hands-on experience and training in an urban, nonprofit bakery.

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