August 16, 2018 10:26 PM
A group of Twin Cities kids were celebrated Thursday as they graduated from a summer employment program.
Sixteen kids launched their handmade canoes at Lake Como in St. Paul.
They built them as apprentices with a nonprofit called Urban Boatbuilders. Organizers said it's been around for more than two decades and has worked with hundreds of kids.
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But the program teaches them about a lot more than boats.
"They've learned great skills in building and working together as a team and we're here to celebrate their success," Marc Hosmer with Urban Boatbuilders said.
Next week, the students will take the canoes to the Boundary Waters.
Updated: August 16, 2018 10:26 PM
Created: August 16, 2018 09:58 PM
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