Sail2Change is a nonprofit organization, aspiring to improve community equity by empowering our youth through access, opportunity, authentic relationships, and alternative outdoor education.
We provide tools for personal growth while creating an understanding of the natural world complexities through sustainable recreation. We believe that every person has the potential to succeed given the appropriate environment and opportunity.
Our vision is to provide meaningful experiences for our youth to learn new skills, build self-confidence, and be immersed in opportunities they may have never had access to before. Through our partners, sponsors, and supporters, we can build a community where our youth feel safe to discover the best version of themselves.
Spending time outside has significant personal development and wide-ranging health benefits. Exposure to nature contributes to physical wellbeing by reducing blood pressure, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.
The youth we serve will gain authentic relationships and support with local community partners, staff, peers, and mentors throughout their experiences.
HEALTH & BEHAVIOR
Through outdoor experiences such as sailing, camping, and hiking, the youth in our programs will be provided the tools to help build self-confidence, learn stress management techniques, conquer fears, along with increasing both physical endurance and mental strength.
Our STEM oriented programs and activities provide marginalized youth with unique experiences that can be used when applying for colleges or specialty schools.
Our goal is to help close the gap between lower and middle class by providing alternative education that serves as a pipeline for work opportunities in industries that desperately need diversity.
We plan to serve as a pipeline for countless job opportunities.
Teach for America
US Forest Service
so much more...
WHY WE ARE UNIQUE
Sail2Change is a longterm program that is free for our participants. We involve multiple partnerships in a wide range of communities, provide access to various recreational activities with specialized educational programs, and serve as a pipeline for diverse career opportunities.
WHO WE SERVE
Our program is geared towards youth in 10th to 12th grade who are less likely to transition into adulthood and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
We offer support to students 10th-12th grade with emotional and behavioral complications, truancy, low-academic performance, and students experiencing a disconnection from the traditional school environment.
NONPROFIT 501 (C) (3)
Serving the Pacific Northwest
Based in Portland, Oregon
Providing more opportunities in nature is a great way to teach future generations that they don't need to choose between economy and our environment. Our participants cultivate a sense of connection and responsibility as stewards of the environment.
Wilderness Survival Education
Year at Sea
Monthly Recreational Events