Blog posts tagged in Youth Program
Sailing is not a pleasure that is typically afforded to kids that live in the city. I was fortunate enough to have been introduced to it through Courageous Sailing in more ways than one. First, my initial contact with sailing when I was 8 years old in their youth program, then yet again once I became a freshman at Boston Latin School, finding out that maybe I wanted to try doing it at a competitive level. There were rough patches (including my almost being asked to leave the team) initially, but by my junior year I knew that it was something I wanted to pursue seriously; so I did.
One of the most rewarding experiences for me as an environmental educator this summer was working with the Instructors in Training (IITs). At Courageous, the IITs are high school students who have attended the summer youth program for many years or are interested in becoming a sailing instructor.
The environmental aspect of the IIT program has two main components: learning more about environmental science and learning how to teach environmental science. Each week, on Tuesday afternoons, I facilitated a mini-lecture on the week’s