Youth Programs: The Mission of Afterguard Sailing Academy is a commitment to teach maritime education, water safety awareness, survival skills and teamwork combined with learning how to sail. Afterguard supports courses for high school aged inner city youth and summer camps for kids of all ages. Operating a boat teaches leadership, cooperation, collaboration. Sailing provides a sense of responsibility for self and how to help others by sharing valuable life skills. The beauty, peace, sense of adventure and fun of sailing increases confidence for those who participate while reducing stress levels. Afterguard courses make a significant difference for the youth in Oakland and the communities that surround our San Francisco Bay waters. The courses offered are BK1, ASA 101 and ASA 103. They can also achieve certifications if they choose.
Veterans: Afterguard encourages Veterans, who have given so much for our beautiful country, to contact the office to see how you can volunteer or try sailing to see if it is for you a stress relief that can shift your gears to home life.
Afterguard Sailing Foundation
The Afterguard Sailing Foundation is the heart of our organization. It is this nonprofit core which started with the Oakland Unified School District. This program offers Physical Education (PE) and community service credit for the Oakland Emiliano Zapata Street Academy High School in a 36 week program and Oakland International High School for a series of sessions at the end of the school yeasr. The programs began in 2006. 2007-2009 the OPD Black Police Officer's group helped with books, T-shirts and hats. In 2011, the nonprofit program became a special project of the Bay Area Youth Boating Council, Inc's Sea Scout program which has helped to provide more boats to enable us to provide courses for more kids and community members out on the water. In 2013 we held our only fund raiser which opened the door to our program's affiliation with the Bar Pilots of San Francisco and US Coast Guard Chief Officers Association. All groups join Afterguard to encourage inner city youth to complete high school and pursue at least some college or service that can help toward a career or good self-supporting profession.
Afterguard volunteers! A Big Thank-you to all.
Is sailing important to you?
Do you have spare time and would like to volunteer as crew?
Do you have skills to help work on boats that need love?
Do you have any special skills that would benefit our nonprofit?