New Bedford Boating Program Seeks Students

GreenFleet is looking for students age 13 to 18 from New Bedford to participate in its 2011 boating, boatbuilding and harbor-exploration programs.

Comprehensive programs include sailing instruction and on-the-water environmental education in New Bedford Harbor, working with GreenFleet president Christian Smith and lead instructor Heinz Leveque.

According to the GreenFleet website, the organization “provides a comprehensive experience in which urban, at-risk youth build their own boat using locally sourced, sustainable, and ecologically sensitive materials, are trained in responsible watercraft operation, and then utilize the boats they build to connect to their community, environment, and history. GreenFleet’s primary target audience is middle and high school students and its goal is to provide a positive, alternative experience during after school hours and summer vacation when this age group is most vulnerable to distraction and negative influences.

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To enroll your child, contact Jennifer Smith (508-322-8158) or email

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