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SailFuture is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families to operate residential group homes for 15 – 18 year old boys.

The SailFuture program is a two year placement for 15-18 year old males in foster care who have not succeeded in, or are not eligible for, living arrangements with parents, relatives, or adoptive or foster families.

 

In addition to housing, our residential model includes an accredited experiential high school, challenging sailing experiences, individual counseling, and job training.

Youth stay at the program for two years and participate in a 3-month long rite of passage sailing experience where they navigate around the state of Florida and complete service learning projects, earning credit towards their high school diploma. 

The goal for each of our boys is to earn their high school diploma, find a job related to their interests, and transition smoothly out of foster care and into independent living. 

 
 

Eligibility & Referrals

SailFuture’s residential group care programs are a long-term home for youth in foster care who have not succeeded in or are not eligible for relative, adoptive, or foster family placements.

Eligible youth must be willing and able to stay at the home for a minimum of one-year and until their 18th birthday.

If you are interested in referring a youth to our program or would like more information, please contact us below:  

Eligibility Criteria

  • Boys 15 to 17 years old  

  • Adjudicated dependent in Florida’s foster care system

  • Expressed desire to participate in the program

  • Not need of intensive substance abuse treatment

  • Not in need of intensive mental health services

  • Does not have extreme behavioral health issues

 

Program Model

The secret sauce of the SailFuture model lies in the interconnectedness of our services: personalized high school, long-term housing, job training, life coaching, and sailing.