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The articles of incorporation state that LifeSail's specific purpose is "to advocate the public about the Sea and Boat Handling, and to foster skills in seamanship." LifeSail's overall mission statement is " Providing hope to the underprivileged and disadvantaged using sailing discipline of sailing and seamanship as a character building tool."
Activities avalable on www.LifeSail.comLifeSail description : Organization volunteers learn more aboutStudents of all ages are educated in theory and practice in small sailing crafts (Dinghies & small keelboats). Students come to LifeSail as individuals. They leave as members of a team who have learned to inter relate with their crewmembers while coordinating their efforts to operate an ocean going craft safely, responsibly, and efficiently.
Ages: Children (8-13) and young adults groups (14-21 & older) Activity/Outreaches: Incentive school programs, ocean classroom - bringing science alive on the boat, after school activities, Summer Sailing Programs, community outreaches, YARA (Youth At Risk Advantage) Programs, high schools, international youth groups, church, synagogue, handicap activities, University - International students - family friendship program, etc. Boats & Yachts: we are using 25'-47' boat & Yachts, and starting in an exciting, safe and calm environment (LA Harbor/Long Beach (San Pedro/Wilmington), Marina Del Rey/King Harbor, Ventura/Oxnard, helping young folks to get a feeling for this new environment. The Next steps Activities:As the children & young adults getting increasingly curious, asking questions and actively engaged, we start teaching on their age level. Some children will go on to a 4-8 week summer program, where they learn how to operate, sail there and take care of their own boat (depending on ther age level 8' US-Sabot, Optimist, or larger dinghies like Laser, CFJ's, small keelboats, etc.). As they advance, they could go on day or Island trips. Learning about:Respecting the ocean, environment and its inhabitants as well as each other; safety on board, learning sailing skills, knots, maneuvers, lifeguard basics, testing for sailing certificates, teamwork, assembling & building, light maintenance, etc. Depending on the age and experience level, day sailing & island trips are possible, etc. Other Talents needed:People skills, enjoying children, newsletter, research, office work, computer, refresh/updating website, Grand writing, planning, working with light tools, qualified instructors PT & FT, special aid, sailors, deckhand, qualified skippers, photography/ filming, creative games (learn while play), resources donors, connecting with foundations;
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