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The Mark Sorensen Youth Sailing Program

“Empowering Youth Through Sailing”

The Mark Sorensen Youth Sailing Program was founded in 2006 to give Florida Keys children of all backgrounds the opportunity to discover the sport of sailing.  Our 501 c(3) non-profit organization is part of the Upper Keys Sailing Club in Key Largo, and offers year-round recreational and competitive youth sailing programs to children and teens from the Upper Keys, Homestead and South Dade areas.

We believe that sailing empowers children to become confident and independent young adults, teaching them valuable lessons that prepare them for adulthood.  Here in the Florida Keys, sailing puts young kids in direct contact with their marine habitat giving them the opportunity to develop a sense of respect and awareness about their environment at an early age.

We are funded and supported by the generosity of the Upper Keys Sailing Club, its members, parent volunteers, local foundations and the business community.  Please join us as a supporter and/or volunteer to empower our children and help make a difference in the lives of our local youth.  To find out how you can support and get involved, please click on our “Donate” page.