SailFuture’s Pinellas Point Facility overlooks Tampa Bay and the Skyway Bridge. The home has 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, 4,500 square feet of living space, a commercial-style kitchen, and a state of the art classroom and entertainment center.
Four separate sleeping quarters
2 bathrooms / showers
4-burner stove and oven
Fridge / freezer
In 2014, SailFuture partnered with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice to pilot long-term sailing-based intervention programs for high-risk youth in the juvenile justice system.
Between 2014 and 2016, more than 30 youth participated in intensive programming ranging from 3-day sails along the coast of Florida to 3-months journeys along the coast of North Africa.
The pilot programs led to three key findings that helped reimagine and reshape SailFuture’s program model:
A short term sailing intervention (1-3 months) is insufficient. Long-term support, including housing is a necessary component
Accredited education program
Sailing in and of itself is not a sufficient education and life skills program. A proper high school education that utilizes sailing as a platform for learning would be more effective.
Highly trained and committed staff
Consistent, trusting, relationships with the same staff is the most important component of any model
Job training and Employment support
Our graduates need assistance with certifications and professional networking to crossover into full-time employment in a job with upward mobility.