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Building Boats Helps At-Risk Young Adults Improve Their Lives

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The art of building small wooden boats is being used to help young, at-risk adults turn their lives around. They are serving as apprentices in a boat building program, sponsored by the Alexandria Seaport Foundation in Virginia, to give them the skills, confidence and discipline to change their lives for the better.  The apprentices learn their craft at the foundation’s seaport center, a floating timber chalet, on the banks of the Potomac River in historic Alexandria, Virginia, once a...

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