FRESH WIND FOR YOUTH
WILLAMETTE SAILING CLUB
Excellence in Small Boat Sailing Since 1961
Our partners at Willamette Sailing Club organizes the Nautical Education portion of the summer program. Our participants learn sailing basics and how to be self-sufficient on the water in a dinghy and other small sailboats. While there is a focus on education and safety, there is no shortage of fun to be had with day trips around Ross Island, sailing into downtown Portland and anywhere else you can travel to by way of water and wind.
Our partners at Clatsop Community College’s Maritime Science Department (MSD) offers specialized maritime training programs and courses including a 2-year U.S.C.G approved Training Ship Program and a 1-year Certificate Program in addition to individual courses for those with entry skill levels and for mariners employed within the industry.
Enriching lives, Inspiring Learning, Creating Opportunites
A non-profit for the future of sailing
OYSF aims to keep sailing alive and active in Oregon by making it accessible to young people, with a focus on those who otherwise would not have the opportunity to be on the water. The programs we support connect youth to the joy of sailing and the life skills and confidence it helps build.
Oregon Youth Sailing Foundations stepped up during a COVID to help us make sure we had hands-on programming for our students through Willamette Sailing Club.
NauticEd is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to teaching novice and advanced sailors. Our Faculty consists of renowned Authors and experienced industry experts.
Their mission is to provide you with affordable, accessible and entertaining boating education so that you continuously enjoy your sailing experiences.
Sail2Change has teamed up NauticEd to offer donors free, online and mobile device sailing courses for complete beginners through advanced training - All surpassing international standards.
When you purchase courses through our link, NauticEd donates 25% of the purchase (at no cost to you) right back to Sail2Change.
New Avenues for Youth is dedicated to supporting underserved youth, including those who are at risk of becoming houseless, those who are houseless, foster care youth, and the LGBTQ+ community (through their program Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center - SMYRC). Sail2Change is working with their job training and employment sector, Promoting Avenues to Employment (PAVE), where young adults learn occupational skills training, matched to paid internships, and other employment and education-related opportunities.
We provide a safe space where young adults can connect and socialize, get something to eat or access health services, and find help with their education and career.
Young adults want to succeed in their careers and their lives. Yet, many young people may not have a clear pathway to work, training or post-secondary education, even if they have their high school diploma.
That’s why Next offers a place where they can take charge, walk up to opportunity’s door—and kick it wide open.