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Youth Programming with Lost Boyz (and Girlz!) in South Shore

In March, we are giving an orientation to boating and the Chicago waterways, for youth at Lost Boyz (and Girlz), our long-time South Shore partner.  This class, led by Marlon Harvey, Jackson Park Commodore and a CMAC instructor and partner, will introduce youth to boats, boating terminology, and the history of Chicago waterways. The course will acquaint the kids with the special roles played by Jean Baptiste Point du Sable (a long time ago) and Captain Bill Pinckney, the first black man to solo-circumnavigate the world. Later this spring kids will have the opportunity to cruise the lakefront on a historic Chicago Fireboat. Our hope is to get youth aware of career opportunities on the water, and also develop their interest in summer programming on the water.



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