ASNE Tidewater Section was privileged to be a 2018 Open House sponsor for the Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop (TWBW) located in Norfolk, VA. We as a Section were able to donate $250 to help them celebrate the accomplishments of their young boat builders and see the craftsmanship on several of the boats in progress for the 3rd Annual Open House event.
TWBW relies on community volunteers and generous support of donors to make a difference in the lives of local youths not only for a safe place to go after school, but also “Teaching Life Skills Through Boatbuilding”. This includes teamwork, leadership, math skills, blueprint reading, using hand tools, and a sense of accomplishment and hard work. The workshop is provided in partnership with the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority, and allows kids to imagine something different for their lives as they learn new skills. Once the boats are completed they are water tested and used by the students in the program. If a student is not in a boat rowing or sailing, they are shore side working on a battery of water quality tests to see the progress of environmental clean up of the Elizabeth river.
Thank You Members for participation the ASNE TW section. With out your support we could not reach out and support others in the Maritime Community !!
Want to learn more ???
ASNE and the TWBW will team up again on June 9-10th, where they will set up a demonstration tent next to our ASNE-Sika Build-A-Boat Challenge.
You can also learn more at www.twbw.org
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