Testimonials

...on behalf of Girls Stepping Up For Change, I wanted to express our profound gratitude for the incredible experience given to the girls on Saturday. We are grateful for the opportunity to learn about sailing and the kindness displayed towards the girls. They all loved it and we are definitely looking forward to being out in the water again.

– A Youth Program Coordinator

"The mentor was amazing to work with. I had to face my fears by being courageus [sic]...”

– Probation Dept. youth participant

I've got to tell you, sailing with BWF is such a big deal. I could go on forever about the impact it has on their lives, but also the impact on school culture and the fact that their principal is spending time with them doing something so special as well. It facilitates a relationship that I can get to their hearts and help them heal. I'm pretty much like the dad for 180 kids who do not have any role models or an adult they can trust. You guys open doors to changing lives. Thanks for the opportunity for me to help my kids.

– Marty Mathiesen – Principal, Silver Springs High School

Our school group took an AMAZING sailing trip recently with 10 boys — 9 of whom had never been sailing or on the Bay before, including two were not sure what sailing was :). The Blue Water volunteers complemented our students so well, and the the trip was truly transformational.

– Jody Tsapis, high school wellness coordinator

I wanted to thank Blue Water Foundation for a fantastic sailing trip last week. The staff and volunteers were amazing with our students - attentive, kind, and very welcoming - and truly dedicated themselves to making sure our trip was a memorable experience. Most of our 11 students had never been on a boat before, let alone sailed beneath the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz, and we could not have asked for a better crew on this unique day.

– - Teacher Mission High School