To date, we’ve helped over 1,600 children achieve documented and substantial academic, behavioral and aspirational gains in school and out.
We do this by teaching underserved children responsibility, teamwork, math, astronomy, the ecology and marine biology of Long Island Sound and leadership life-lessons both on and off the water. Our curriculum is based on the Connecticut State science, math and social studies standards . It’s implemented through a combination of swimming, sailing, afterschool classroom activities and field trips.
Studies show that underachieving kids’ academic achievement improves with the inspiration and motivation they gain from after-school and summer activities. It’s for this reason that Young Mariners’ Mission of “Keeping Kids on Course” is now more critical than ever; and we’ve proven that our approach is both effective and efficient with results that will benefit our community for years to come.