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SailFuture Overview

About Us

SailFuture is an innovative foster care agency, and private school based in St. Petersburg, Florida. We serve children and families across seven different programs throughout the Saint Petersburg community.

Who We Are

SailFuture is an innovative foster care agency, and private school based in St. Petersburg, Florida. We serve children and families across seven different programs throughout the Saint Petersburg community.

Our comprehensive continuum of care is designed to serve Florida’s highest-risk teens in foster care, meeting many, if not all, of their needs under one umbrella.

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SailFuture Philosophy

We figure it Out

You’ll hear our team say this day in and day out. We’re always innovating to find solutions to daily problems.

Ownership of Outcomes

We believe that the success of our kids and families rests on our shoulders. We take that responsibility to heart and it drives how and what we do.

Depth, not breadth

We don't provide surface-level services. Our focus is ensuring that the depth of our programs meets the true needs of our kids and families.

Family, not colleagues

Our work is emotionally exhausting and comes at a personal sacrifice. The only way we’ve found to go through it is to love the team you work with. As we become family to our kids, we become the same for each other.

Technology

We pioneer technological tools to make us more efficient and effective in the work we do.

Whatever it Takes

Our kids and families deserve our best. We meet them where they’re at and when they’re ready, often leading us to find solutions that are outside the box and require personal sacrifice.

Our History

2013
SailFuture was founded in 2013 as a sailing-based mentoring program to boost the graduation rate for high-risk students at Booker high school in Sarasota.
2014
Week-long expeditions for youth on felony juvenile probation.
2015
SV Defy the Odds donated and sailed 20,000 miles from Turkey to Florida with highest-risk juvenile offenders in the United States.
2016
The Waterfront House opens in St. Petersburg, FL providing 24/7 residential care to teens in foster care.
2017
An accredited private technical school opens for youth living in a residential program.
2018
Begin international sailing expeditions with new itinerary traveling through Mexico, the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
2019
Specialized Case Management division to serve high-risk teens in foster care. Life Skills Center opens to provide daytime support to teens in crisis AHCA license acquired to provide in-house mental health services
2020
Lakewood Estates group home opens, providing 24/7 residential care to teens in foster care. First domestic sailing expedition north up the eastern seaboard to Maine. First domestic sailing expedition along the gulf coast to Galveston, Texas.
2021
SailFuture Academy, a private high school planned for opening in fall 2021. The SailFuture Academy is a private nonprofit vocational high school for low-income families and youth at-risk in St Petersburg, FL. The school will serve students in grades 9th – 12th who have become disengaged in traditional public school settings.

Recent News

SailFuture Begins Construction on New High School

Current SailFuture students and staff began construction at the site of the new SailFuture Academy today which is slated to open in August of 2021.


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SailFuture Purchases Norwood School as Site for New High School

In December of 2019, SailFuture became the owner of the historic Norwood School building located at 2154 27th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713.


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SailFuture Secures National Funding from The Drexel Fund

We are excited to announce that SailFuture has been selected as a national finalist to receive grant funding from The Drexel Fund.


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