FUEL Program for NHPBS
Foundation for Underway Experiential Learning. This 152 schooner takes youth out for a week at a time to teach them sailing, navigation, swabbing decks and polishing brass. Recently, I was out for a day with Windows to the Wild NHPBS to film an episode and hear the story of the crew, founders, and kids.
Marth's Vineyard, Massachusetts draws tons and tons of tourists from around the globe to enjoy the small island personality and the clear, clean beaches that surround it. I really enjoyed being a fly on the wall capturing images of the crew interacting with the kids on their first day on the boat. By the safety briefing, introductions, bunk assignments, and lunch everyone was ready for a plunge into the ocean. Look at https://nhpbs.org/windows/ to see when the episode will air.