June, 2019; Founded in 1998, Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders is a registered charity built on partnerships with youth-serving agencies in the Toronto community. Offering the only free program for at-risk youth aged 13 to 24 that combines building life skills, job training and sailing on board one of their fleet of 35’ – 40’ sailboats, the Foundation has introduced life skills education through sailing to over 3,500 young people.
Their specially structured sailing programs promote physical activity and expose young people to a social environment that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to encounter and enjoy.
With common goals such as building self-esteem, confidence, problem solving, reliability and responsibility in the youth they each serve, Portage Ontario and Broad Reach Foundation are pleased to partner together to introduce youth in Portage’s aftercare program to this unique sailing program.
Portage Ontario would like to thank Marguerite Pyron, Executive Director, Broad Reach Foundation and the dedicated team of volunteers at Broad Reach Foundation who give generously of their time and expertise to provide unique experiential sailing programs for young people.