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Ed S

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Review for Los Angeles Maritime Institute, San Pedro, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been volunteering at LAMI almost since the begining. I could write volumes, uplifting stories about lives changed, sad stories about the everyday world our target kids must endure and accounts of how our volunteers come away fulfilled in exchange for their hard work. Consider kids who have never seen the ocean, 90 minutes after getting off the bus, causing sails 80ft over their heads to move from one tack to the other. It's real, and the kids get it. Consider how easily we level the playing field when a young lady or the most timid young man is the first to climb the rig. Climbing is a personal choice and the big tough guys are almost always the last to go up. Please click on the links to videos on this site to get a view of the power of the Tall Ship venue. The founder of Los Angeles Maritime, Captain Jim Gladson, describes himself as "a recovering school teacher". While that may be true, his vision has created something unique, priceless and magical. Please consider joining us as a volunteer and/or a donor.

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Role:  Volunteer