Teens Afloat

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The BoatUS Foundation Teens Afloat Program provides local, US based nonprofit organizations an opportunity to apply to purchase teen-sized life jackets at a discounted rate of $5 per jacket (jackets retail for about $25) to be used in their on-the-water programs.

The Foundation is looking for organizations that currently provide on-the-water programs to teens in their community to participate in this program. Preference is given to organizations that incorporate boating safety and clean water education as part of their program. Organizations that do not currently provide boating safety and clean water education may apply for the program but will need to incorporate these topics in their educational program before they are awarded the life jackets.

The Foundation has a limited supply of vest style Type III life jackets available for purchase. These jackets fit most kids and teens over 90lbs and are open-sided and adjustable for a chest size of 30 to 52”. The life jackets are yellow and blue with the BoatUS Foundation’s logo.

Applicants can request from 10-50 life jackets in increments of 10 and must provide the Foundation with a check for the total cost ($5 x the number of jackets requested) if they are selected to participate in the program. The shipping charges for the life jackets will be paid for by the BoatUS Foundation. By submitting an application, Applicants agree to the terms of the Official Application Guidelines.

After the application deadline, a committee of BoatUS staff will choose the best applications. These applications will then be posted on the Foundation’s webpage and Facebook page for public voting. At the end of the voting period, the groups whose applications receive the most votes will be chosen to participate in the Teens Afloat Program.

If you have questions about the Teens Afloat Program, contact akeating@boatus.com.

This program is made possible through a donation from the National Marine Bankers Association.

The BoatU.S. Foundation’s work is supported by generous financial contributions from individuals, as well as government and corporate grants. To make a donation click here.

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