Onboard Leadership Training for Military Daughters

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Since inception, Sisters Under Sail has put aboard more than 500 teenage girls and 250 women, and 45% of those teenage girls have shipped aboard via sponsorship dollars. The Unicorn is Sisters Under Sail’s “experiential learning lab” for her leadership programming.

By Gigi Ragland

For teenage girls who dream of sailing the high seas, Sisters Under Sail offers full scholarships to participate in an experiential learning lab aboard the tall ship, Unicorn, this summer. Teens between ages 13 and 18 who are daughters of United States and Canadian Forces military families can apply for the Cross-Border Sailing Scholarship, a plum chance to participate in a two-week onboard leadership sailing program.

Sisters Under Sail is a non-profit organization inspired by Dawn Santamaria in 2005. Her family’s tall ship, the Unicorn provides teen girls and women of all ages the chance to develop their sea legs as well as amplify their self-esteem, build confidence, and learn the value of sisters working together under a common goal. Sisters Under Sail is the only sail training organization to specifically target teen girls from United States and Canadian military families for leadership development.

1812 logoThe summer’s route will bring the Unicorn to the Great Lakes, where the tall ship will ply the waters near port cities featuring commemorative anniversary events from the War of 1812.

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Sisters Under Sail, a non-profit organization that runs leadership programs for teen girls aboard a tall ship, is seeking applications from teenage daughters of United States and Canadian military families.

The deadline for the application is April 15, 2013 and a total of only 12 teen girls (6 from each country) will be selected from the U.S. military and Canadian forces.

To learn more about Sisters Under Sail’s 1812 Initiative and for more information regarding eligibility or to inquire about sail training programs for women of all ages, please visit sistersundersail.org and facebook.com/SistersUnderSail.

Last modified: June 20, 2013

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Onboard Leadership Training for Military Daughters

  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Women’s Adventure!

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