KIDS in BOATING Initiative
Recognizing the need to get more kids on the water and enjoying the
boating lifestyle the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association and
the Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust have created the
KIDS in BOATING Initiative.
DONATE TO KIDS in BOATING:
Please consider a donation to KIDS in BOATING initiative - The focus of this initiative is to help support nonprofit youth boating programs already in place in Massachusetts. The goal will be to challenge these groups to get more new kids on the water in a safe and smart manner.
For information on making a donation to KIDS in Boating initiative please contact MMTA Executive Director Randall Lyons at Randall@boatma.com or (774) 404-8005.
Thank you very much to our generous sponsors of the KIDS in BOATING program. Your donations to the program are greatly appreciated and are extremely helpful in getting more kids on the water in a safe and smart manner.
For additional press information related to our committee and this initiative please see the below articles:
New England Boating - July 2018
Trade Only Today Article - March 2018
Boating Industry Article - May 2017
Boating Industry Article - April 2017
Associations Now Article - June 2016
Boating Industry Article - June 2016
KIDS in BOATING GRANT:
KIDS in BOATING offers a grant program that is designed to financially support non-profit youth programs in the state of Massachusetts. A preference will be given to Massachusetts Marine Trades Association members and organizations with creative new ideas to get more kids on the water. Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging up to $1,000.
For more information on grants please contact Randall@boatma.com
2019 GRANT RECIPIENTS:
Bourne Community Boating
Community Boating Building
Merrohawke Nature School
Other Informational sites
Additional kids boating safety and informational sites of interest.
Discover Boating is the world's largest online guide to recreational boating. Learn about boats and read our boat buying guide, order your free Beginner's Guide to Boating today!
The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) was organized in September 1958 under the name National Safe Boating Committee. Our mission is to be the foremost coalition to advance and promote a safer recreational boating experience through education, outreach and training. The NSBC presently has a membership of over 330 U.S. and Canadian organizations, all with an interest in boating safety and education. The NSBC membership is diverse, with approximately 65% of the membership being nonprofit organizations and 35% being for-profit organizations.
Whether you are an avid boater bringing kids on board for the first time...or you are entirely new to boating with your kids...BoaterKids.com offers real, practical advice and tips to make it smooth sailing (or cruising - depending on your choice of boat style!) From choosing the right life jacket for kids of all ages and finding essential kid's boating gear... to fun ideas to keep kids entertained and happy on the water... Boater Kids seeks to enhance the boating experience and lifestyle for families with kids on boats.
For more information on the KIDS in BOATING initiative please
Industry growth through Collaboration, Communication and Education
Link to MMTA