The young adults taking part in Around and Around are from the age of 12 years plus.
Their life experiences to date substantially limit their future opportunities and this project aims to address those limiting factors. 22 young adults are involved with this first stage of the project.For many of the young crew, learning to sail has been a big part of the learning process. However it is the trust, responsibility, teamwork and self-confidence that develop along the way that will help them to turn around their chances in life. Also critical to their long-term development are the budgeting, provisioning, organisation, planning and management skills that are vital to making any large-scale voyage such as this work.
Supporting them are the adult skippers and young adult co-skippers, all veterans of the successful Raymarine Lively Lady Project.
This group of young people is just the start of a long-term project. As each group ‘graduates’ they move on to become the mentors for the next group.
As Lauren Harris, one of the original group of young adults and now a mentor to the new group said, “Working with the Raymarine Lively Lady Project and sailing on Lively Lady really opened my eyes to the opportunities available to me and made me realise that it didn’t matter what had happened in my life, if I worked hard enough I could achieve whatever I set out to do. I’m now studying Outdoor Adventure Management at Chichester University and it’s great to be able to show these new young people how their lives can be changed too.”
If you want to become part of our team or would like to get in touch with Around and Around please:
Email: email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: give us a call 07802 237125.
Write: write to us at Around and Around, Dundas Spur, Portsmouth, PO3 5NL.
See: Lively Lady has moved!, she is now undergoing a major refit for her upcoming round the world trip. She can be found at Boat house number 4 in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Facebook: A link to our Facebook page can been found here
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