Mentor Spotlight: Meet Dan

Dan enjoys a refreshing bottle of Diet Coke and always shared a weekly fair scone with Kayla, the Boat Shop Dog.  He’s been a mentor

The Bad One

I’d like to invite you to do a little experiment in empathy with me. Imagine yourself to be one of several children in your family.

Malcolm’s Story

Meet Malcolm. Like many of the youth who enter the TBB programs, many adults in his life treat him as a bad kid with problems.

Mentor Spotlight: Meet Enrique

In Covid-times TBB Mentors and Youth Can Still Come Together Enrique, Isaiah, and Levi on Zoom A youth from one of our weekly programs interviewed

Today is a Good Day to Share a Lucky Penny

Previous Next Occasionally, when you take a stroll outside, you’ll catch a glimpse of a penny or two.   More often than not, you may pass

A Letter from the Founder

Dear Friends of Tacoma Boat Builders, We are a community dedicated to helping young people find their way through a program based on restorative justice,

Boat Builders Through The Lens of an Artist

Day in the life of the Boat Shop” Nhatt Nichols is a graphic journalist who combines her comic book and poetry backgrounds to create true

Boats Taken In

Throughout the world, stories are passed down, and art is created. For Tacoma Boat Builders,  these stories are often tales of the water and its

Mentor Spotlight: Meet Tim

Tim came to us through his work as a Probation Officer with the Pierce County Juvenile Court very early in TBB history. In fact, he