The Schmidt Family Foundation/11th Hour Racing Funds Sailorship/STEM Program
The Schmidt Family Foundation/11th Hour Racing has awarded a grant to Community Boating Center’s (CBC) after-school and summer programs that use the fun and excitement of sailing to encourage students to focus on higher levels of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) academic achievements, environmental connection, and career ambitions.
CBC’s youth summer scholarship program provides funding for low to moderate-income children and teens to attend sailing and paddling lessons at CBC. Additionally, this project will partner with Providence public schools, the Boys and Girls Club, and the Sophia Academy to develop mentorships that provide quality, out-of-school-time programming that promotes physical, social, and emotional well-being for underserved, at-risk youth in Providence public and independent/charter schools.
- Provide access to the week-long Youth ‘Sailorships’ Summer Program, providing on-water STEM education activities for students from Providence public schools.
- Engage students in twice-weekly after-school and summer STEM education through a four-week sailing program.
- CBC utilizes US Sailing Reach curriculum, along with lessons on local water quality and marine debris, to inspire environmental stewardship of natural resources such as Narragansett Bay.
Community Boating Center (CBC) is a non-profit, 501c3 recreational organization offering all members of the community an opportunity to sail and paddle. Located in India Point Park, CBC provides outreach, sailing lessons and affordable access to the Providence waterfront.