Apprentice Program

Organization: Alexandria Seaport Foundation

The Seaport Foundation’s Apprentice Program uses the craft of woodworking and traditional boatbuilding as an immersive experience that teaches technical skills and habits of mind that are needed for success in employment and adulthood. Apprentices work alongside experienced woodworkers, carpenters, boat builders, and mentors who teach and challenge them each day.
Our goal is to provide a life-changing, hands-on learning opportunity for young people, ages 17-23, who have struggled with significant obstacles and are eager to get on a path to success. The young people we serve need a shot at creating a good life. Many have had issues with law enforcement, some have not succeeded in school, and some suffer from anxiety or depression. All of our young people have lost their path to success and need a nurturing environment to learn, grow, gain confidence, and build a new and firmer path.

Seaport Center
0 Thompsons Alley Alexandria VA 22314

(703) 778-0977