BENEFITING: COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER SCHOOLS INC
Nea is a Community Learning Center School in Alameda where a beautiful rainbow of students come every day to learn and grow. As a Charter school, we serve the Alameda, Oakland, San Leandro, and Richmond areas and have a Title I status pending with the state of California.
The Nea Sailing Club is now in its second year, and provides a unique opportunity for students to come after school and experience the joys of small boat sailing. The club builds friendships, confidence, and spirit along with navigational skills and sailing know-how. Help all of our learners in the club have an opportunity to experience what would otherwise be beyond their reach.
The Nea Sailing Club meets once per week and allows members to navigate FJs around the calm but windy waters by Alameda's Encinal Boat Ramp. Sailors range in experience from two season veterans to complete novices. The main goal of the program is to provide positive after school activities to learners that will foster personal growth and responsibility while having fun! Shore based activities in team building and safety accompany the weekly lessons, and at the end of the season learners have a chance to show off what they've learned to their friends and family.
All funds raised through this campaign go directly towards the cost of operating this program through the Alameda Community Sailing Center. Our non-profit partner has been running sailing programs out of the Encinal Boat ramp for three years now and has offered us a reduced, at-cost rate for our spring program. They provide us with high quality instruction, safety and support boats, facilities, wetsuits/clothing, lifejackets, and most importantly, sailboats!
Thank you for taking the time to get to know our program! We appreciate every minute of your time and every penny of your donations!
Nea Community Learning Center: http://www.clcschools.org/page.cfm?p=351
Alameda Community Sailing Center: http://www.sailalameda.org/ACSC/