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RIMTA Youth Summer Programs progress

by Rhode Island Marine Trades Association 16 Jul 15:05 UTC
RIMTA another summer boatbuilding program © Rhode Island Marine Trades Association

In partnership with the Herreshoff Museum and the Harbour Youth Center of Woonsocket, RIMTA is proud to announce the successful progression of another summer boatbuilding program.

Funded by Bank of America and GWB Real Skills for Youth, 10 Woonsocket students ages 14-17 completed a three week program building a Weekend Skiff. The group worked collectively across all aspects of design and build while learning and reviewing critical work readiness skills throughout the process. Each student received stipends while learning in compensation for their attendance and work hours.

The completed boat will launch this Friday in a ceremony on the Blackstone River.

Additional boatbuilding programs are under way in Bristol, Newport and North Providence. Stay tuned for updates later this summer.

For more information on youth programming, contact Jen Huber (401-396-9619, )

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