The SailFuture Academy was selected from a pool of 2,700 innovative schools across the United States.
“The Yass Prize recognizes and rewards outstanding education providers and aims to amplify their work through financial support, collaboration, coaching, encouragement and an extensive mentorship network.”
Based in St. Petersburg, FL, SailFuture serves 200 children and families a year through innovative programs ranging from international sailing expeditions to an entrepreneurship high school.
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A more recent project is SailFuture Academy, a St. Petersburg foster care agency that is opening a vocational high school this fall for lower-income who have become disengaged in traditional high school settings.
The program will focus on giving students career skills in a real-life environment.
Tampa Bay Times
SailFuture serves teens throughout the St. Petersburg community, and with the purchase and recent redevelopment of the historic Norwood Elementary School, the innovative organization is better equipped to prepare kids for success as adults.
St. Pete Catalyst