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We Transform Life Outcomes

SailFuture's innovative programs empower hard to reach teens to transform their life outcomes.

SailFuture wins $500,000 YASS Prize

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.”


Our Programs

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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SailFuture is one of the most respected boat donation programs in the country. Your boat or yacht will help a young person transform their life while providing immediate tax relief to the benefactor.

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Recent News

SailFuture Teaching Life Skills through Sailing

SailFuture Academy is a free, private school in Florida that teaches disadvantaged youth life skills including the art of sailing.

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Good Morning America

Free private High School Empowers Students

The program will focus on giving students career skills in a real-life environment.

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The Weekly Challenger

National nonprofit ‘pressure-tests’ innovative education choice programs in Florida and beyond

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.

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ReImagine Education

Tiny private school aims to boost struggling Pinellas teens

The program will focus on giving students career skills in a real-life environment.

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Tampa Bay Times

SailFuture Academy moves into New Building

A project-based high school serving underprivileged students in Pinellas County is enrolling students for its first year in a new building, starting this fall.

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WTSP Tampa Bay

SailFuture opens historic Norwood School, prepares youth for success

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.

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St. Pete Catalyst