Community Boating Center

Annual Appeal

Teaching positive life values to youth through boating

Humanity has always believed that water has healing and transformative powers. Throughout time, civilizations have looked to the water for physical harmony, spiritual guidance, and wisdom. Biologist Wallace J. Nichols believes we all have a “blue mind” and that water holds power to unlock untapped potential.

“Water has the power to trigger a mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peacefulness, unity and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in that moment. We are beginning to learn that our brains are hardwired to react positively to water and that being near it can calm and connect us, increase innovation and insight, and even heal what’s broken.”

Community Boating Center

Annual Appeal
Teaching positive life values to youth through boating
Humanity has always believed that water has healing and transformative powers. Throughout time, civilizations have looked to the water for physical harmony, spiritual guidance, and wisdom. Biologist Wallace J. Nichols believes we all have a “blue mind” and that water holds power to unlock untapped potential.
“Water has the power to trigger a mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peacefulness, unity and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in that moment. We are beginning to learn that our brains are hardwired to react positively to water and that being near it can calm and connect us, increase innovation and insight, and even heal what’s broken.”

When you give to the Community Boating Center’s Annual Fund, you are sharing our belief in the power of water. It has the power to heal, teach, and motivate. It allows us to daydream, reflect and imagine. It provokes harmony, compassion, and awe. CBC provides a sanctuary for children, regardless of means, to enjoy the outdoors, and harness the power of the water in a SAFE and FUN environment where they excel as individuals and as part of our community.
During the past year, CBC’s year-round programming has continued to expand into more schools. We have connected thousands of area youth to the water through a wide variety of programs that include: sailing, rowing, kayaking, boat building, underwater remote operated vehicle design and construction, windmill blade design and construction, water quality monitoring, marine debris cleanup, and our ocean stewardship STEM program. With YOUR help, more than eighty percent (80%) of the children enrolled in CBC’s 2017 Summer Youth Sailing Program, a program they could not have otherwise afforded, attended free of charge.
CBC’s Annual Fund maintains every part of the CBC budget including financial aid, facility maintenance, and education. Gifts made to the CBC Annual Fund have a direct impact on the quality of our programs that our students of Greater New Bedford experience every day. We are tremendously grateful for YOU. Please consider a generous gift to our 2017 Annual Fund and know that your gift will make a life-changing difference for a child.

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What we do

A Place for everyone

Here at CBC, we believe all children, regardless of means, deserve a SAFE and FUN environment in which they can excel as individuals and as part of a community. CBC provides such a place. We embrace our mission to teach youth positive life values through boating.

Your donations supports the essential programs CBC provides to the youth of Greater New Bedford. Our Summer youth sailing program and the school year educational programs (Sailing-into-Knowledge and Boats-by-Kids) are all supported by the gifts YOU make to CBC. Please consider donating now.

2017 in Numbers

Boats Built

Greater New Bedford Youths Served

Youths Employed

Programs Delivered

Our Programs

Our programs are designed to be a step by step process in character development, by using boating as a tool to help instill important life lessons in our students. Taught by US SAILING Certified Instructors, CBC introduces students to a safe, fun and nurturing learning environment where they can experience the value of team work in a healthy and challenging activity.

Boats-By-Kids

We teach math and engineering to students by building boats.

Sailing Into Knowledge

The weather above, the water below, everything in-between and on the boat can provide daily, real-world science lessons.

Summer Youth Sailing

Every time a student steps into a boat, pulls the tiller, or trims a sail they are experiencing hands on, powerful lessons.

Instructor Training Program

The Community Boating Instructor Training Program aspires to develop the next generation of young leaders for our communities

Our Team, Our Stories

There are many exciting things going on at CBC this year. Check out what we have been up to on our blog, and meet the team that makes everything happen.

CBC Blog

Posts written by our staff, keeping you up to date with CBC happenings.

Our Team

Meet our team that makes this all possible.
What CBC Means to our Community
Parents have expressed what CBC has meant to them and their children:

“I can’t thank CBC enough for everything they have done for my family. My girls have been with them for years and now it has turned into a steady job for my oldest. They are such good people. They have given my kids an opportunity I would never be able to financially afford & for that I am so thankful.”

“My granddaughter and great nephew have had such an awesome sailing experience; they have grown leaps and bounds as sailors thanks to the greatest sailing school. Hats off to CBC!”

“I can’t thank CBC enough for everything they have done for my family. My girls have been with them for years and now it has turned into a steady job for my oldest. They are such good people. They have given my kids an opportunity I would never be able to financially afford & for that I am so thankful.”

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