Focus Session: Planning an American Young Adult Council

Planning an American Young Adult Council

Facilitator: Jessie Floyd Tall Ships America Young Adult Representative

Our tall ship community offers people leadership skills, adventure, and hands on educational experience in STEM, environmental protection, and history. How do we work to expand the reaches of the American tall ships community so more young people know about the opportunities available to them and have access to making them a reality? Join this interactive workshop as we discuss forming a Young Adult Council in the United States that will help to support young people’s passion for sail training and crewing on tall ships. We’ll discuss grant research, creating and maintaining travel stipends, and connecting students and tall ships for both work and volunteering. Want to see more young people on the water? Bring your ideas and be prepared to share them.


Speaker Bio

Jessie Floyd was introduced to the tall ship community when she did a high school internship with the South Street Seaport Museum through the New York Harbor School. Since graduating from Harbor School, she has worked as crew on various tall ships across the country and is currently attending Bard College studying Spanish and Gender and Sexuality. Jessie recently got her 100 ton Inland Master’s license and is currently the American Representative for the Sail Training International Youth Council. Jessie has worked with the Youth Council to achieve goals such as including the youth voice in sail training, strengthening ties with the international sailing community, and helping young people all over the world get connected with, and realize the opportunities, of sail training.

Don’t forget to register for the conference! Early Bird rates increase after December 5th. Register today and save $100!

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