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Review for Youth Sailing Foundation Of Indian River County, Vero Beach, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County (YSF) helps youngsters ages 8 - 13 learn to sail and or build their own wooden Optimist Sailing Dinghy. Classes are provided at no cost to the youngster. Recent offerings include classes for adults in learning to sail and to teens in how to sail and/or race a slightly larger boat (Trinka 12 or 420 sailboat). Children learn skills on the water that translate into skills in decision making, pride in accomplishing a difficult task. Parents of the youngsters report improved self image of the youngster, improvements in school work, etc. The YSF is blessed to have hightly trained volunteers to assist with on the water activities along with help wilth classroom activities and (for some) help with building their own boat. The YSF is growing at a most rapid rate and is searching for additional volunteer help (past teachers or anyone experienced in working with children). The YSF is also blessed by having a major sponsor (The Moorings Country and Yacht Club) that provides facilities for summer camp classes along with financial support and from the Vero Beach Power Squadron whose members provide thousands of volunteer hours each year.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a better location where added activities could be provided on the water (Indian River Lagoon)

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for United States Power Squadrons, Vero Beach, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Vero Beach Power Squadron is one of the most active squadrons in the U.S. (400+ squadrons).
It's members provide many types of community services principally related to safety on the water (both power boating and sailing). Many types of educational offerings are presented with minimum cost to the individual family. On the water exercises for inexperienced boaters have recently been offered. Members of the VBPS take many advanced classes (marine electronics, engine maintenance, cruise planning, onboard weather forcasting, piloting, celestial navigation, etc). Primary recipients of donations from members of the VBPS, include Boys & Girls Club (fishing outings), the Environmental Learning Center (food service donations at EcoFest) and thousands of hours of volunteer efforts with environmental issues and for the Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County. The VBPS has service the community of Vero Beach for more than 60 years.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them secure a larger facility.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Board Member