Nathaniel Bowditch Leadership Society

“I thought the voyage would be easy. Well, not only was it not easy, but it was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I went through more emotions in one day than I think I have in my entire life, and tasks that seemed near impossible to me in the beginning of the trip became second nature by the end of the trip. Rarely do I actually notice myself changing as a person, but I noticed this time and I’m proud of myself.”
Caleb Newbill

Everyone deserves an opportunity to discover their personal strengths, learn new skills, gain physical confidence, find their voice, and be part of a team. There is nothing that can take the place of discovering your own potential through the challenge and joy of accomplishment. The Tall Ships® experience is this opportunity – no other learning environment provides the skills and experiences necessary to live a life of confidence, competence and courage than the ships and programs of Tall Ships America.

Thanks to you, Tall Ships America has become the largest and most active membership association dedicated to Adventure and Education Under Sail® in the world. Your support makes it possible for us to offer this opportunity to more students, teachers, crew and trainees so they can create their own real-life stories of personal growth, discovery, self-confidence and competency.

Every day, your support makes our work possible. We simply can’t do it without you.

Are you willing to donate $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to help us meet our goal and make a significant impact for the tall ships fleet?

Please, click here to make your donation now. And thank you for your continued support.

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There are many ways your donations can support the Tall Ships® experience to change someone’s life forever:
• Nathaniel Bowditch Leadership Society
• Annual Appeal
• Planned Giving
• Crew Development Grants
• Sail Training Scholarships
• Charitable Gifts, Memorials, Legacies

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Tall Ships America is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; contributions to Tall Ships America are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.