STEM Reach Program - Introduce and expand a STEM sailing program to more island children.
With a generous $3,500 grant from US Sailing - SailVI in coordination with the St Croix Yacht Club (SCYC) are both excited to introduce and expand a STEM sailing program to more island children through school, afterschool and Summer programs. Introducing the REACH program to St Croix’s school children will offer the opportunity for those children to have exposure not only to STEM principals but to the sea and sailing. Without a program such as REACH these students would not have the opportunity to be exposed to the rewarding sport of sailing.
For further information about SCYC - www.StCroixYC.com
Media Presence - Fund enhanced media exposure of existing and proposed sailing programs and events.
Expand awareness of current and future programs and scholarships more broadly to the Virgin Island community.
Scholarships - Provide scholarships to offset costs for Learn to Sail coaching and afterschool transportation.
Scholarship support encourages participation in the afterschool sailing programs for those junior sailors and their families on tight budgets.
SCYC Fleet - Funding to support fleet repairs, maintenance and equipment upgrades.
The SCYC fleet of more than 50 dinghies and support boats require continuous repairs and maintenance, equipment replacements and upgrades as needed are very expensive. Donations are greatly appreciated to offset some of these costs.
SailVI Operations - Funds reserved for use as needed in support of organizational administration pursuant to SailVI Mission Statement.
Operating reserves for SailVI to improve organizational capacity and support future self-sufficiency and sustainability, allowing us to expand our services.
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
William Arthur Ward, American Writer