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Woodcraft Applauds AAW Youth Turning Program and Local Outreach (08/27/2019)

Tuesday, August 27, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Thirty-seven young people participated in the Youth Turning Workshops at the American Association of Woodturners Symposium held in Raleigh, North Carolina, in July. Wounded veterans, high school students and the visually impaired also shared instructional space as part of this program sponsored by Woodcraft and 11 other woodworking companies.


When the AAW (American Association of Woodturners) launched the Youth Turning Program 15 years ago, the goal was to interest young people in woodturning by providing hands-on instruction. A few years ago, the Lighthouse for the Blind program founded by Andi Sullivan was invited to use the workshop space and equipment so the visually impaired could learn woodturning. This year two additional groups were invited for turning instruction: 15 veterans from a local Wounded Warriors group and Cedar Ridge High School woodworking students.


“Woodcraft is pleased to support the AAW Youth Turning program and the additional opportunities for other groups to learn woodturning,” Vice President of Sales and Marketing Beth Coffey said. “Woodcraft is committed to providing educational options for woodworkers at all skill levels, so support for this program fits that goal.”


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