Our Logic Model at Piers Park Sailing Center
We measure impact at Piers Park Sailing Center. Our continuum of mentorship and community engagement provide youth and adults with a safe and team oriented environment to grow and achieve. Piers Park Sailing Center participates in the Wellesley College National Institute on Out-of-School Time’s Assessment Observation Tool (APT-O) to drive effective progression in program development.
|What do we invest in our programs?
- Staff, many of whom learned to sail in our programs
- Volunteers committed to our mission
- Equipment that is adapted for all levels of mobility
- Funds, provided by donations, foundation support, and sponsorship
|What do we do?
- Inclusive youth development
- Adaptive programming for people of all abilities
- Adult learn-to-sail programming
- Veterans and senior programming
- Community outreach, nonprofit partnership
- After-school educational programming
|What are the results in numbers?
- Teach 1,100 youth how to sail every year
- Empower 300 persons with disabilities to skipper a boat on Boston Harbor
- Therapeutically process traumatic stress on Boston Harbor for more than 150 veterans
| What are the results experienced?
- Improved self esteem
- Improved empathy and sense of community
- Stronger connection to others
- Broadened understanding of environment and ecology
- Sailing as a sport becomes more accessible, inclusive, and diverse
| What is the ultimate benefit?
- Social: Empowered people with broadened perspectives as a result of our programming.
- Civic: Strengthened commitment to the local community.
- Environmental: New advocates for a healthier environment.
- Leadership: Our students join our Future Leader program, our Future Leaders become Instructors, our Instructors become stewards of a connected community.