OPENING THE FLOODGATES OF OPPORTUNITY
Conanincut Island Sailing (CISF)
Conanincut Island Sailing (CISF) is a non-profit based in Jamestown, RI whose mission is to inspire and engage people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities with the marine environment through boating and education. Their vision is to connect the community to the water and our environment through the promotion of four key values: opportunity, education, stewardship, and positive youth development.
The project: The grant supported the Marine Trades WorkForce Development Field Trip Program, with the goal of building the marine trades workforce from within RI as well as providing more choice of work for a group of typically underserved high school and young adults from Providence. The Program is designed to give young adults an overview and brief exposure to a variety of trades through a series of field trips to marine businesses.
Our activation: Students from the Program joined 11th Hour Racing Team during The Ocean Race Newport stopover and met with Team members to learn about how they apply their trades within a high performance sailing environment.