Youth Program

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By Emily Hart The summer is starting to wind down here at Courageous and this past week was our last with the Summer Learning Project. This week we pulled up the lobster traps to see Asian shore crabs (an invasive species), rock crabs, sea stars, a rock gunnel and our usual friends: blue mussels, barnacles and a variety of tunicates. I love seeing some of our students holding a crab or sea star for the very first time! This week we
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By Sarah Harkness, SwimSailScience Program Coordinator One of the things that has stood out to me this summer are the leaps and bounds by which our campers have grown in just three short weeks. One camper has stood out in particular - Eddy. On the first day of camp Eddy had some serious attitude problems. He wouldn't listen; he would physically remove himself from his group; following directions was extremely difficult. At the end of that Monday I sat down with
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By Claire McKinnon I have been working at Courageous since I was 15 years old. Instantly I fell in love with working in Step 2. I could write an entire encyclopedia on why I love Step 2 but in the end it all boils down to the students I have the privilege of working with everyday. The kids are all unique as individuals but form a clear Step 2 community for everyone else to see. Each student is kind and wants
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 By Ali Maas Nestled between three highways and an ocean of urban sprawl lays Jamaica Pond. My entire life I have driven past Jamaica Pond and for years, I sat in my car, saw a flash of white sails, and wished to be on the water. All I knew of the pond was tiny moments speckling my life. This year many young Bostonians just entering Swim Sail Science, Summer Learning Project, and Summer Youth Program, and I discovered the vastness of
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By Emily Hart I’ve been working with the Instructors in Training (IITs) on service learning projects of their own design throughout this summer. As future sailing instructors, the IITs need to know more than just environmental facts; it’s also essential for them to practice their skills in facilitation, organization and leadership. We decided at the beginning of the summer that a multi-week project, rooted in environmental education, would encourage the development of these important skills. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to
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