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MISSION Our mission at American Seafarers is to provide youth with an empowering adventure that fosters sincere personal growth, sense of self-worth and cultivates a team and community building spirit. VISION Our vision is to develop the highest quality maritime expedition education program in the United States. We strive to serve diverse and motivated young adults from communities throughout the USA. Through challenging and empowering experiences, youth will develop a deeper connection to the sea and their natural world, and will return to their communities as more skilled, confident, and compassionate leaders.
American Seafarers is a Summer Vacation Sailing Crew Program we are developing to give kids the opportunity to see some incredible sights while learning important life skills that they will carry throughout their entire lives. We are building a real 75ft wooden gaff rigged schooner designed to tough working ship standards, that will sail with six kids of 15 to 19 years of age for two six week summer sessions. Our goal is to begin taking on young seafarers in the summer 2019.
The skills we are focusing on are of course, the ability to sail and the various individual skills involved as well as teamwork, leadership, accountability to one’s self, and various other skills and activities such as fishing, ocean science, sustainability, conservation, cooking and maintenance. Most importantly, kids will have a great time visiting and vacationing at some amazing places along the New England Coastline, and will come home prepared to be contributing members of society having learned what it means have some self esteem, to be part of a team and have the confidence and fortitude to tackle the challenges that life hands to all of us from time to time.