BRISTOL, R.I. (March 16, 2022) – US Sailing has released the 2021 Reach Initiative Impact Report. Launched in 2012, Reach is US Sailing’s STEM Education Initiative. Since its inception, Reach has had an immeasurable impact on youth across the country who are learning Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts using sailing as an educational platform. As the Reach Initiative enters its 10th year US Sailing is excited to continue expanding the program impact.
In response to the pandemic, sailing programs throughout the US asked for support to start new small STEM education programs. US Sailing responded by supporting smaller programs, staff positions, and supplies in 2021. In prior years the grants supported partnership building between sailing centers and schools and after school programming. This year’s impact report focuses on the 2021 grant recipients. These 10 programs worked hard to engage their community on a new level through their STEM programming using the Reach curriculum and resources available online. Staff from these organizations enrolled in the online Reach Educator Course to learn new techniques for offering hands-on lessons to their sailors while incorporating a variety of STEM concepts.
US Sailing Accepting Applications for Reach Grants through May 2, 2022:
If you are interested in the Reach program and looking for support to get started, apply for a Reach Grant. US Sailing is accepting applications through Monday, May 2nd. Grantees will continue the work of the hub model with virtual mentor sessions and professional development. Click here to apply for a Reach Grant.
About US Sailing’s Reach Initiative:
The mission of US Sailing’s Reach is to engage youth and enhance career opportunities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics while fostering Environmental Stewardship through hands-on learning experiences. Learn more about Reach.