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SailFuture Academy

Social Enterprises &
Student Run Businesses

Construction Enterprise

The Construction Team leads commercial and residential property renovations as well as other building projects. Students, under the direction and supervision of our construction coach, design, budget, bid, and bring to life the ideas of clients.

Current Projects
Rennovation of the SailFuture Kitchen
Students will lead in the design, install, and business model of a professional kitchen space
Build Out of 2nd Floor Academy
Students will lead in the design and rennovation of the SailFuture Academy classroom and office space on the second floor of the school building.
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Maritime Enterprise

The Maritime Enterprise offers private charters on a 105’ Feadship motor yacht. Students serve as crew on charters in order to provide a one-of-kind experience to remember. Additionally, the Maritime Enterprise restores and maintains vessels donated to the SailFuture Foundation.

Current Projects
Rennovation of the 105' Feadship
Students will lead in the rennovation of a donated 105' Fedship 'Summer Lovin'.
Rennovation of the J40'
Students will lead in the rennovation of a donated 40' J sailboat.
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Culinary Enterprise

The SailFuture Kitchen will provide a meal prep and catering service for in-house and private events. In conjunction with the Construction Team, SailFuture Kitchen is designing a nautically-themed restaurant that will serve as a training space and event venue.

Current Projects
Build Out of SailFuture Kitchen
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Our student run enterpises are the perfect way to teach students about business in a practical, hands-on and engaging way. Our students work 'behind the scenes' on all of the business fundamentals including: finances, project management, human resources, marketing, business development, and more.

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Contact Us

Questions about admission, academics, or scholarships? Feel free to call us anytime. We'd love to hear from you.

Hunter Thompson, Head of School

+1 (727) 209-7846

School Information

SailFuture Academy is a co-ed, year-round school designed to immediately bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world. The SailFuture Academy is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida at 2154 27th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713.

2154 27th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Mon-Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

Recent News

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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

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

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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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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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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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