This summer, I was a sailing instructor in Courageous' Swim Sail Science program (otherwise known as SSS). The SSS students are from various diverse backgrounds and live all over the city of Boston. With that being said, the kids represent several different ethnicities and do not always speak English as their first language. This summer, the students' first languages ranged from Spanish and Portuguese all the way to Cantonese and Mandarin.
During the first week of the program, we started to