Eligibility & Referrals
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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 residential placement for 15-18 year old boys in foster care.
Similar to a boarding school, our residential model includes an accredited experiential high school, challenging sailing experiences, individual counseling, and job training.
Youth 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 or GED.

After their sailing journey, the boys return to the licensed group home and live with the same captain, counselor, and teacher, who become their house parents until they age out of care.
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Locations & Vessels
Pinellas Point Group Home
SailFuture’s Pinellas Point Facility overlooks Tampa Bay and the Skyway Bridge. The home has 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, 4,500 square feet of living space, a commercial-style kitchen, and a state of the art classroom and entertainment center.
Tour the Pinellas Group Home
MacGregor '65 Sailboat
SV Defy the Odds is a 1990 MacGregor 65’ Pilothouse. The vessel has 12 beds and 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen, a 110HP Yanmar turbo diesel engine, and a full racing sail inventory.
Tour the MacGregor '65
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.
  • Adjudicated dependent in Florida’s foster care system
  • Boys 15 to 17 years old
  • 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
If you are interested in referring a youth to our program or would like more information, please contact us below:
Boat & Property Donations
If you have a boat or property no longer in use, you may consider donating it to SailFuture, where it will become a stable home or life-changing ocean classroom for our kids.

Our team will work with you to help establish a living legacy that transforms the lives and futures of at-risk youth for years to come. SailFuture is a registered 501(c)(3), and per the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, may provide a tax deduction equal to the appraised value of the vessel or home.
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