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LOS ANGELES MARITIME INSTITUTE Overview
Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI) uses sail training to provide youth with real-life challenges that develop knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to live healthy, productive lives. Our TopSail Youth Program does not train youth for life at sea; we use the sea to educate youth for life!
Since our founding in 1992, we have served more than 50,000 at-risk youth in underserved communities throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.
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This is my favorite charity. It reaches out to at risk kids from the inner city that may not ever have the chance to sail on the water, and learn the team work it takes to sail a Tail Ship. For some of the kids this may be the 1st time they have been out of a gang area. The crew member Tiny is as...
As a volunteer-in-training, I am impressed with the importance placed on the educational aspect of this program. I have not yet had the opportunity to make a sail with a group of kids, but I have seen the Youth Crew in action. The Youth Crew are a number of kids who are following up on their ...
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The volunteers get as much out of this as the kids do...
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