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The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage: Sport and Recreation Division
The Department of Health and Wellness, Recreation Division and Regional Development Program
Youth Development Initiative, Dept. of Community Services
Nova Scotia Department of Justice Lighthouses Program
Human Resources Student Development Canada
Develop Nova Scotia
Royal Bank of Canada
SPOT Messenger and Globalstar
Michelle Stevens Sailloft
Adams and Knickle
Canadian Tire Jumpstart
Mountain Equipment Coop
Nova Scotia Power
ACHTBA Chartered Accountants
The United Way of Greater Halifax Region
The Marian Fund
The Wilson Foundation
Leanne Children's Foundation
The Craig Foundation
Halifax Regional Municipality Recreation - North Needham, George Dixon and Citadel
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Mahone Bay Civic Marina
Barque Picton Castle
Municipality of District of Lunenburg
Municipality of Chester
Phoenix Youth Programs
Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron
Recreation Nova Scotia
Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy
Mahone Islands Conservation Association
Nova Scotia Schooner Association
Lunenburg Whalewatching & Seabird Tours
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The Nova Scotia Sea School
174 Bluenose Drive,
Lunenburg, NS, B0J 2C0
ANCHORS AWAY: DONATE TODAY!
This year we are celebrating 25 years of incredible discoveries, experienced by over 5000 youth alumni who have explored the Nova Scotian seas and wilds with the Sea School. Testimonials like that of our featured alumni Finn Keays and Bailey Maxwell are a measure of the gifts we offer to young people. Without a doubt, your support and that of our community of donors and friends is what makes these gifts possible.
In 2019 we celebrated many significant milestones. We offered 19 training programs to a diverse group of over 140 youth participants and trainees; we established the Zoë Nudell Youth Leadership Fund to advance youth to leadership roles within the Sea School in memory of the late Captain Zoë Nudell; we welcomed a third full-time employee significantly increasing capacity; we hosted a 25th Anniversary Party in June in partnership with the Fisheries Museum in Lunenburg with over 100 guests and inspiring words from funders and alumni; and we continue to subsidize tuition costs by 75% so that all youth can access our programs.
You can help us reach our fundraising goal of $25,000 by the end of 2019 and be part of our rich history.
With a quarter of a century of rich programming history to draw from, we have a clear path forward with pillars that will engage our community partners and donors in a shared vision. These include:
Expanding our program reach to include youth as young as 12 years and as old as 25 years.
Offering a suite of programs and pathways that cater to age and development levels, as well as personal readiness and interests.
Addressing barriers to participation by prioritizing vulnerable and marginalized youth with a particular focus on girls, First Nation youth and African Nova Scotian youth.
Providing career mentorship and connecting participants with opportunities to advance their skills through partner organizations in the marine and recreation sectors.
Your donation will directly support our shared vision and leadership for young people in Nova Scotia. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Heather Kelday, Executive Director Maggy Burns, Chair
GIVING TO THE SEA SCHOOL IS EASY:
Individual contributions are deeply appreciated and essential to our success. Become a supporter and you will help provide deserving youth with a life-changing experience. You can direct your support to our bursary program, boat building programs, school-based programs, sail-training expeditions, mental health initiatives and youth leadership programs. All contributions are fully tax deductible and you will receive a tax-reciept.
VOLUNTEER + SHARE
There are many ways that you can join our team and give back to a program that is important to you!
You can volunteer to:
- Help with boat-maintenance, trip-preparation, pre and post season preparations.
- Help us deliver leadership workshops for schools, community groups or answer questions at trade shows.
- Reach more people by administering or contributing to our Facebook, Twitter, newsletter, video and media promotions.
- Helping us with mail-outs, distributing brochures, posting posters, entering data and preparing special events.
- Serve on a committee and provide your expertise (committees include Fundraising, Finances, Marketing, Business Model Development, Program Development, Leadership, Youth Inclusion & Access)
Contact us to find out more information about current volunteer opportunities!
WHAT CAN I DO TODAY?
You can help out by 'liking' and sharing our Social Media profiles & posts, and telling your friends and family about us!
Check us out on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter!
The Sea School is growing and we are always looking for the
right people to join our team!
We are looking for people with a combination of skill, temperament and safety thinking. You must have sound judgment, the ability to handle complex and highly responsible situations, a genuine appreciation for colleagues and participants and an understanding of our community development approach to experiential education.
Our policy is to hire applicants that we have been on a program with so that we can evaluate your abilities and certify you according to our internal Small Sail Training Vessel Operator Proficiency Certificate or Wilderness Instructor standards. If you are interested in working with the Sea School contact us early in the season and participate in one of our adult programs such as our Professional Enrichment, Staff Training or September Classic Program.
There are occasional opportunities for boat-building instructors and other experiential education facilitators.
If you think you might be a fit Contact Us or send a cover letter and resume to:
Erin Philp - Programs Coordinator