On Thursday, November 9, 2017, PLUS North Central Chapter Committee members Zach Freeman, James Sorenson and Aaron Simon presented Urban Boatbuilders with a charitable contribution check for $3,500 from PLUS Foundation.
Urban Boatbuilders is a non-profit youth development program that builds high quality wooden boats with youth in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. The program hires youth apprentices who qualify as low-income and/or who have employment barriers. The youth apprentices work alongside Urban Boatbuilders’ instructors learning technical boat building skills while earning money. The program is a comprehensive program that seeks to empower youth through hands-on learning projects while working to expand the possibilities and paths they envision for their futures. For more information on Urban Boatbuilders visit their website.