During the summer of 2016, the Atlantic Project launched an expanded vision focused not only on mentoring youth in the context of sailing but also on engaging and strengthening fathers. Over the years, we have sought to bring restoration and healing to the hearts of youth who have been wounded by the breakdown of their families.
We have seen God so beautifully work through the investment of time in their lives. But we want to refocus our efforts on reaching dads. Too often we have sought to help a youth through this ministry only to have our efforts torn down from within the home for various reasons, especially by a struggling father. This was Dave's story: "I am all too familiar with my own history. Married at 21 and still carrying a deep wound in my heart due to my dad's suicide impacted the early fathering of my own children. Simply put, I longed to be a good dad; to give my children what I never had. But I needed a model. Someone who would be able to put a face on what being a father looked like. Fortunately, my relationship with God and positive role models made all the difference."
By reaching out to fathers, we desire to move into a more preventative role rather than picking up the pieces of young lives wounded as so many are by struggling dads. We desire to bring dads together, not to take their place in their homes, but to engage and support them in their role as fathers.
Our recent event for dads gave 10 men an an awesome opportunity to enjoy and encourage one another in their role as fathers.
"Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Students learn to sail by
practical application of course material within the context of actual sailing experiences!
A special thank you
to Merrill Rollins of
Kettle Cove Marina in Casco, Maine for his support
of TAP's vision of mentoring
youth through sailing!
Thank you, Merrill!
The Atlantic Project
is a Maine based
Contributions are tax-deductible.
to partner with TAP or to sponsor youth involved in summer
sailing adventures exist.
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20 Goshen Lane
New Gloucester, Maine 04260