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KIDS in BOATING Initiative

Recognizing the need to get more kids on the water and enjoying the boating lifestyle the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association and the Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust have created the KIDS in BOATING Initiative.

The focus of this initiative is to help support nonprofit youth boating programs already in place in Massachusetts. The goal will be to challenge these groups to get more new kids on the water in a safe and smart manner. The Association has created a committee of board members, staff and association members who share a like-minded goal of getting more kids on the water. The focus of the committee will be to look at opportunities where we can support either by a financial means or another manner various ideas/events that focus on boating avenues and opportunities for kids. By getting more kids involved in boating at an early age, they are more apt to continue boating when they are older. In addition, by creating an interest in the boating environment this may lead to opening the door to more career avenues for marine related jobs in the future for these kids. In addition to an aging boating industry issue we also have a workforce opportunity where we currently are facing a shortage of marine technicians and other marine related jobs. The two industry opportunities go hand in hand in an effort to assist with the sustainability of the boating industry for many generations to come.

For additional press information related to our committee and this initiative please see the below articles:

Boating Industry Article - May 2017
KIDS in BOATING Initiative Issues First Round of Grants

Boating Industry Article - April 2017
KIDS in BOATING Initiative Opens Grant Application

Associations Now Article - June 2016
Massachusetts Marine Group Gears Up For Future Boaters

Boating Industry Article - June 2016
Massachusetts Marine Trades Association Launches Youth Boating Task Force



KIDS in BOATING GRANT:

KIDS in BOATING offers a grant program that is designed to financially support non-profit youth programs in the state of Massachusetts. A preference will be given to Massachusetts Marine Trades Association members and organizations with creative new ideas to get more kids on the water. Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $500 to $1,500.

If you are a NON-PROFIT youth program and would like to apply for a KIDS in BOATING Grant please fill out and return this application.

Grant Application Form


DONATE TO KIDS in BOATING:

Please consider a donation to KIDS in BOATING initiative - The focus of this initiative is to help support nonprofit youth boating programs already in place in Massachusetts. The goal will be to challenge these groups to get more new kids on the water in a safe and smart manner.

You can donate by clicking Donate Now button below, or by contacting Randall Lyons, his contact information is at the bottom of the page.

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SPONSOR KIDS in BOATING:

Become a sponsor for KIDS in BOATING initiative - The focus of this initiative is to help support nonprofit youth boating programs already in place in Massachusetts. The goal will be to challenge these groups to get more new kids on the water in a safe and smart manner.

Platinum - $5,000 +
Gold - $1,000 - $4,999
Silver - $500 - $999

 

You can sponsor by clicking Sponsor Now button below, or by contacting Randall Lyons, his contact information is at the bottom of the page.

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PROGRAM SPONSOR

Thank you very much to our generous sponsors of the KIDS in BOATING program. Your donations to the program are greatly appreciated and are extremely helpful in getting more kids on the water in a safe and smart manner.

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Meet KIDS in BOATING Sponsors

For more information on the KIDS in BOATING initiative please contact:
Randall Lyons at randall@boatma.com or (508) 221-1378
 

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