Clearwater has received a grant for youth empowerment programs.
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the John T. and Jane A. Weiderhold Foundation to support K-12 education and the Young Men & Young Women at the Helm Programs. For these two programs, teens are recruited from high schools and community service organizations in low-income, urban areas throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. During this three-day sailing and camping adventure in July and August, participants ages 15-18 are instructed in sailing, environmental education and leadership development. In addition, the teens hike and camp along the banks of the Hudson.