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Help support Adventure and Education Under Sail

Posted by Tall Ships America on November 29, 2016

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Educating our youth to contribute affirmatively to society is one of the most important responsibilities of every generation.  Tall Ships America takes it up as our core mission.  Indeed, it stands as the very heart of our seafaring programs.   We take students out of the classroom — and away from their electronic screens — and into the wide world of the sea where they can test themselves through real-world adventure aboard traditional sailing ships.

Education under sail provides what traditional classrooms cannot: lessons and discoveries that occur “in the field”, where they are internalized through daily practical application and first-hand experience. When students return at the end of their voyage, they are more excited to learn than ever before.  Through their sea experience, they have discovered that learning is living.

But if Tall Ships America is to continue to advance these vital educational programs, we need your support for our Annual Fund appeal.  We’ve set an ambitious goal to raise $85,000 before year’s end, and thanks to several generous early donations, we are more than 25% toward that goal. If you have not yet contributed to Tall Ships America’s 2016 Annual Fund, please take a moment to do so now with a donation of the most generous amount you can give.  If you have already contributed, please accept our heartfelt thanks.  We’d be grateful for your consideration of an additional gift before year’s end.

Your vital contribution will directly support the programs, events and activities that change young people’s lives.  Thank you for your support.

Support Tall Ships America and future tall ships sailors today!

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Help support Adventure and Education Under Sail

Posted by Tall Ships America on November 6, 2015

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– Discovering one’s own strength and capacity to succeed through facing the challenges of the sea.
– Learning to cooperate and to lead by being part of a dedicated ship’s crew.
– Practicing the skills, arts and self-sufficiency of traditional seamanship and navigation.

These experiences help transform uncertain and unformed youths into successful citizens and confident leaders. And these are the values that are carefully preserved and generously offered by the member vessels of Tall Ships America in programs of education under sail.  (click here to read our “Profiles in Sail Training”)

We ask for your help to carry on in this important effort, by making a gift to Tall Ships America’s Annual Appeal.  This year we have received a $50,000 2-for-1 Challenge Grant, which will match your contribution with two dollars for each dollar that you give.  Your gift of $100 will be worth $300 to support our programs.

We look forward to having you aboard with us as a valued shipmate, and we thank you for your support. We will close our Annual Appeal on December 31, so please make your gift now to support adventure and education under sail.

You can read the complete Annual Appeal letter, and donate, on our website

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Tuesday is about more than just tacos…

Posted by Tall Ships America on December 2, 2014

TODAY IS #GIVINGTUESDAY

Support our mission of sail training and education under sail and DONATE TODAY. Annual Appeal donations will be matched 2 to 1 through December 31, 2014.

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Tuesday is about more than just tacos. Celebrate #GIVINGTUESDAY with Tall Ships America and our member vessels today.

By making a donation to our annual appeal, you will be helping us to provide sail training scholarships for youth and to support education under sail.

Founded in 1973, American Sail Training Association, dba Tall Ships America, is a 501c 3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching youth education through character building and leadership programs aboard tall ships. It is the hub for tall ships activity, expertise, and information in North America, and is commended by The United States Congress as the national Sail Training organization representing the United States in the international forum.

Tall Ships America supports the people, ships, and programs of sail training through grants, scholarships, conferences, education, publications, public events, and advocacy.

Tall Ships America organizes the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® annual series of tall ships races and maritime port festivals to celebrate our rich maritime heritage and traditions, and inform the general public about the transformative power of adventure and education under sail®.

When you support us, you support our programs, our members, and the important mission of sail training.

Make a difference today!

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Let’s Put a Smile On That Face!

Posted by Tall Ships America on November 26, 2014

Start Smiling! Now you can support sail training while you shop!

Photo Credit: everydayquote.com

Photo Credit: everydayquote.com

Register today and select ‘American Sail Training Association’ as your preferred organization.

For every purchase you make, AmazonSmile will donate a portion to Tall Ships America. Start shopping today!

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Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday…and Giving Tuesday!

Posted by Tall Ships America on November 21, 2014

Black Friday is approaching in all its store-stampeding, child-trampling, gift-grabbing greedy glory. By the time Tuesday rolls around, most of the country has worked off their Thanksgiving gluttony with a daily exercise routine of pushing, shoving, and speed walking down aisles.

Photo Credit: Community Table

Photo Credit: Community Table

Regain some much-needed holiday karma by celebrating #GIVINGTUESDAY with Tall Ships America. By making a donation to our annual appeal, you will be helping us to provide sail training scholarships for youth and to support education under sail. Donations will be met 2 to 1 through December 31, 2014.

 

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Join Tall Ships America in supporting sail training and education under sail on #GivingTuesday (Photo Credit: Eliza Braunstein)

Founded in 1973, American Sail Training Association, dba Tall Ships America, is a 501c 3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching youth education through character building and leadership programs aboard tall ships. It is the hub for tall ships activity, expertise, and information in North America, and is commended by The United States Congress as the national Sail Training organization representing the United States in the international forum.

Tall Ships America supports the people, ships, and programs of sail training through grants, scholarships, conferences, education, publications, public events, and advocacy.

Tall Ships America organizes the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® annual series of tall ships races and maritime port festivals to celebrate our rich maritime heritage and traditions, and inform the general public about the transformative power of adventure and education under sail®.

When you support us, you support our programs, our members, and the important mission of sail training.

Make a difference today!

Posted in 2014, Annual Appeal | Leave a Comment »

The Easiest Gift You Can Give This Year

Posted by Tall Ships America on November 20, 2014

This Holiday Season, support sail training while you shop!

AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your spendings to Tall Ships America.

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 Register today, select ‘American Sail Training Association’ as your preferred organization, and start shopping!

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Founded in 1973, American Sail Training Association, dba Tall Ships America, is a 501c 3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching youth education through character building and leadership programs aboard tall ships. It is the hub for tall ships activity, expertise, and information in North America, and is commended by The United States Congress as the national Sail Training organization representing the United States in the international forum.

Tall Ships America supports the people, ships, and programs of sail training through grants, scholarships, conferences, education, publications, public events, and advocacy.

Tall Ships America organizes the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® annual series of tall ships races and maritime port festivals to celebrate our rich maritime heritage and traditions, and inform the general public about the transformative power of adventure and education under sail®.

When you support us, you support our programs, our members, and the important mission of sail training.

Posted in 2014, Annual Appeal | Leave a Comment »

 
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