Building Community through Maritime and Marine Education
We seek to empower individuals to connect and engage in the trades of local communities in the following ways:
- Provide academic, social, and maritime support for students
- Provide rigorous and meaningful instruction,
- Promote creativity in thinking, in personal development, and in forging community partnerships,
- Create connections to the real world with a special focus on the maritime trades and the restoration and stewardship of Puget Sound.
We believe in igniting passion in young people through adventure and innovative opportunities. All programs call on the students and educators to act with a high degree of integrity and commitment.
We are dedicated to partnerships with other organizations, the community, businesses, and mentors as a powerful way to build community. Connecting youth to community Maritime Mentors creates a high degree of mental health.
For our students in the boats the theme of “The Journey” is important. Every Journey is an opportunity for significant change and growth.
When we go on the water it is in an eco-appropriate way. Our vessels are “floating classrooms” for our young sailor-scientists. The footprint must be small. We are on the constant search for a deeper understanding of Puget Sound through intimate voyaging. Through our Voyages students come to understand and love Puget Sound. They will protect what they love.
We are dedicated to getting participants on the water without charge, access to adventure is essential and should be available all people.