Out and about

“Boatbuilding helped our students understand the importance of commitment and value of hard work. The students were engaged from beginning to end. The proud faces on the students as they saw their creation floating on Lake Michigan was priceless. It will be something they remember for a lifetime.”

~Trisha Young, Bay View CLC Site Coordinator


All Hands Boatworks (AHB) inspires young people, especially those challenged by socio-economic and/or educational hurdles to develop skills, determination, and confidence to discover their talents.  Youth work together to build wooden boats, gain valuable work experiences, and row their boats on our rivers for recreation and education.  At AHB, it’s about building more than a boat. AHB is a member of the Teaching with Small Boats Alliance, a professional network of more than 60 organizations and programs in the United States and Canada. AHB is a certified Building to Teach educational provider. All Hands Boatworks, Inc., was founded in 2013.  AHB is a Wisconsin 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

List of Locations of Past AHB Projects From November 2012 – Present  (* denotes Multiple Projects/Programs)

  • Audubon Middle and High School
  • Brown Deer Middle School CLC*
  • Bay View Middle & High School*
  • Bruce Elementary
  • Carmen High School of Science and
  • Technology*
  • Cass Street School CLC*
  • Catholic East Elementary School
  • Cooper Street School
  • Daniels-Mardak Boys & Girls Club *
  • El Puente High School
  • Escuela Verde
  • Fernwood Elementary School
  • Forest Home Elementary School
  • Gaenslen Elementary School*
  • Grant Elementary School
  • Granville Lutheran School
  • Greentree-Teutonia CLC
  • Groundwork Milwaukee teen job crew*
  • Kradwell School
  • La Escuela Fratney*
  • Lloyd Barbee Montessori School
  • Marquette Univ. High School
  • Maryland Montessori School
  • Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club
  • Messmer St. Mary School*
  • Milw. Environmental Sciences Academy
  • Milwaukee College Prep”
  • The Nehemiah Project
  • New Beginnings Are Possible
  • New School for Community Service
  • Northern Ozaukee Middle School
  • Notre Dame Girls Middle School*
  • Pulaski High School
  • St. Rafael the Archangel School
  • Silver Spring Neighborhood Center CLC
  • South Division High School CLC
  • River Revitalization Fdn. teen job crew*
  • UCC Accosta Middle School
  • University Lake School
  • AHB RiverVentures Summer Camps
  • B2L Skilled Trades Builders Camp
  • R.A.F.T. Summer Sessions
  • R.A.F.T. After-School Semester Sessions