Connecticut youth boating group plans open house

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The Young Mariners Foundation in Stamford, Conn., will hold an open house on three dates in July.

The foundation, which is dedicated to boosting the academic and life skills of underserved middle-school students in Stamford through, sailing, will hold the events from 1-3 p.m. July 6 and July 10 and from 10 a.m. to noon on July 18.

The foundation offers hands-on education that uses sailing and swimming to teach math, science and social studies.

With after-school and summer programs the foundation introduces children to marine topics, ecology, water safety and swimming. Its summer program Blue Water Bound, which starts June 26, teaches sailing, navigation, weather, maritime history, tides, currents, ecology and marine biology, as well as teamwork and confidence. Sailing and classroom activities can be seen during the open house events.

The foundation (formerly the Stamford Sailing Foundation) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the children’s academic and life skills achievements. The programs are scholarship-based and depend on donors.

The foundation said it has helped more than 1,600 students since 1997 achieve documented and substantial academic, behavioral and aspirational gains in school and out.

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