You can be a street kid. You can be homeless. You can be on probation. You can be cynical, alienated, angry. But you can still start sailing a 40 foot racing boat. And then you can start sailing your life. And call yourself Skipper.
Since 1998, the Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders has provided programs based in the sport, science and experience of sailing to empower thousands of youth from disadvantaged circumstances: homeless shelters, vulnerable neighbourhoods, young offender programs, and drop-in centres. They bear the stigma and negative perceptions that these hard realities create.
For many of these youth, this could be the end. But their reach is greater than they think. Broad Reach offers them a new beginning, engaging them in year-round experiential education and after school recreational activities focused on:
• Physical exercise, discipline and stamina
• Mental agility, concentration and focus
• Social interaction and teamwork
• Confidence and self-esteem
From that new beginning will come the much-needed future carpenters, artists, plumbers and lawyers, innovators and change agents, which our society needs to prosper.
Your donation can be $5.00 or $500.00.
But every donation will help us to reach our goal of sailing 500 youth during the summer, so they can start sailing their lives to the new harbours and new horizons which they had never imagined, until they met the opportunities that the world of wind, waves and water can offer.
YOUR REACH IS GREATER THAN YOU THINK!