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.
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.
For information on making a donation to KIDS in Boating initiative
please contact MMTA Executive Director Randall Lyons at
Randall@boatma.com or (774)
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.
For additional press information related to our committee and this
initiative please see the below articles:
New England Boating - July 2018
Kids In Boating Initiative Issues 2018 Grants
Trade Only Today Article - March 2018
Massachusetts Opens Grant Program for Youth Boating
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
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 up to $1,000.
For more information on
grants please contact
Bourne Community Boating
Captain Chris Shaw Memorial Sail for Kids
Community Boating Building
Confi KIDS/Bourne Recreation
Friends of Scituate High School Sailing
Greater Fall River RE-CREATION
Hull Lifesaving Museum
Merrohawke Nature School
Piers Park Sailing Center
Pleasant Bay Community Boating
Sail Salem Community Boating
Save the Harbor / Save the Bay
Whale & Dolphin Conservation
YWCA Central Mass.
Other Informational sites
Additional kids boating safety and informational sites of interest.
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Safe Boating Council
The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) was organized in September 1958 under the name National Safe Boating Committee. Our mission is to be the foremost coalition to advance and promote a safer recreational boating experience through education, outreach and training. The NSBC presently has a membership of over 330 U.S. and Canadian organizations, all with an interest in boating safety and education. The NSBC membership is diverse, with approximately 65% of the membership being nonprofit organizations and 35% being for-profit organizations.
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For more information on the KIDS in BOATING initiative please
Randall Lyons at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 221-1378
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