Campers Make Great Strides at Young Mariners Foundation – (Reach Program Metrics at YMF)

By: Marilyn Shapiro, Executive Director, Young Mariners Foundation Almost 70 campers attended both the Blue Water Bound Summer Sailing Camps and the Greenwich Young Mariners Sailing Program this past summer. They not only learned how to sail, but also received academic enrichment utilizing the Reach Curriculum for Middle Schools. This resulted in a significant and…Read More

Community Boating Center: Science and Special Education Teacher

“The Community Boating Center has offered my students an opportunity to participate in US Sailing’s Reach program, which has facilitated project based-learning and provided students outdoor opportunities that they otherwise would not be able to enjoy. The students have participated in a number of activities from giving back to their community by picking up debris along the…Read More

The Downtown Sailing Center partners with You Make A Difference STEMMA Inc.

Summer Sailing in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Women of Color Magazine (Fall, 2014) – The Downtown Sailing Center, led by Executive Director Lynn Handy partnered with You Make A Difference STEMMA, Inc to give 22 diverse children the opportunity of a lifetime. Through the partnership, leaders from You Make A Difference STEMMA Inc, attended the US…Read More

NESS SEA Americorps Program Underway in New London, CT

By: Cindy Nickerson, New England Science and Sailing Executive Director, and Mary Ann Horrigan, NESS Program Director While sailing along in Captain Nick on a sunny October day with a cool, steady breeze, a student from the Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School STEM Academy throws her arms in the air exclaiming, “I feel like I…Read More

Why STEM and Sailing?

By John O’Flaherty, Executive Director, Community Boating Center India Point Park, Providence, RI Mastering upwind sailing or performing the perfect roll tack are noble skill sets for any sailor. The complexity of sailing creates a challenging, yet alluring drive to succeed and understand the forces at work in our sport. While sailing fast is appealing…Read More

Reach Organization List

Organization Name* Organization Address - street, city, state, zip* Contact Name* First Last Contact Email* Enter Email Confirm Email Organization Logo Just attach your organization's logo so that we can put it on our website. Summary of 2015 Programming Number of Reach Participants in 2015 Number of Reach Participants in 2016 Additional Reach Program Pictures…Read More

“We need to teach students how to solve problems…” – Katie Schlotterbeck, middle school science teacher

“The Reach curriculum is very flexible. It’s also easy to teach. You don’t have to make the topics exciting – they’re already exciting for students. I like that the modules are inquiry based. Too many times, students are given a set of directions to follow. I like to say, Here’s the question, now how can…Read More

Implementing Module 3 Sail Area and Perimeter at New England Science and Sailing (NESS)

By: Mark Zagol, Sailing Program Director New England Science and Sailing February 2014 As I sit at my desk on this sunny, windy day I look out the window and can’t wait to get back on the water. Of course, it is still winter in New England and all the boats are tucked away. This,…Read More

How Sea Affinity of Baltimore Implemented Reach with the Boys and Girls Club of America

Interview by: US Sailing Communications Manager Jake Fish US Sailing interviewed Sea Affinity Director Steve Maddox to learn and share creative ways educational programs are successfully implementing the Reach program. Reach utilizes sailing as an educational platform, challenging youth to embrace education, establish a love of learning and explore productive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math…Read More

Letter from students at Community Boating Inc. Boston

Dear Jessica, We are from US Sailing’s Reach Program at Community Boating Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts. On Monday, we started with group games and learned about renewable energy and why it is the future of our generation. We designed cars that run on a specific renewable power source. We liked this activity because we got…Read More