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.