In Summer 2019, PHASTAR announced a new partnership with the Spirit of America Foundation, a not-for-profit public service organization that primarily serves the nation’s youth by offering America’s Premier Youth Boating Education Programs. The new PHASTAR is one of 19 Spirt of America locations across the United States and will service students at Davis Aerospace and Maritime High School as well as other Cuyahoga County youth.
PHASTAR will fully launch the program in Spring/Summer 2020. PHASTAR will also work with the Maritime Science teacher at Davis Aerospace and Maritime High School to integrate the program into the school’s curriculum. The Spirit of America program will also be open to other youth who reside in Northeast Ohio and have a desire to learn about water-based activities.
The Spirit of America program offers a hands-on, water-based educational program where youth learn through teamwork hands-on skills for boating safety. The participants become the captains of their own vessels, and learn skills to sail, canoe, kayak, paddle board, PWC, and power boat. They also learn to work together as a team with the underlying goals including a variety of self-developing skills such as self-esteem, confidence, and empowerment. Most importantly they will be receiving lifelong skills on and off the water and learn a respect for our environment. For further information about the national Spirit of America program and curriculum, please visit their website at www.spiritofamerica95.org.