A National Youth Movement

Your assistance allows the Spirit of America Foundation to provide Premier Youth Boating Safety Education programs around the country and to reach out to children and communities that wouldn’t be exposed to these essential skills without your generosity.

Support the New Classroom

Exceeding Educational Standards

Our curriculum is directly tied to National educational standards, next generation science and physical education standards, and includes STEM components in a non-traditional setting.  Participants learn through the enjoyment of their experiences, a combination that results in retained information and continued interest.


Growth Beyond Water Skills

Our programs encourage self esteem, hope, and curiosity by celebrating and challenging each individual child.  Children mature by being entrusted with responsibility for themselves and their “shipmates.” We provide unlimited future opportunities through presentation of subject matter by some of the finest instructors in the country.

Environmental Respect

Spirit of America provides and believes in promoting the spirit of life-long recreational activity which sustains and protects our environment.

What Your Support Provides


Boats and auxiliary equipment


Boating and water safety equipment


Life Jackets for the programs


Life jackets and workbooks for the graduates


Certification and training for instructors


Program insurance


Growth in boating and water safety awareness and community boating programs on a national level

Ways to Help


canoeOur programs are funded through grants, commercial support, and the generosity of like minded businesses and individuals.  When you donate to the national Spirit of America program, you provide the tools necessary to maintain and spread our mission throughout the United States.  Our goal is to have a Spirit of America location in each state.  With your support, we can get there!

Donate through PayPal below, or contact the office to donate directly.


page3-img5sqOur Annual Membership Program offers all individuals and organizations the chance to get involved and show support of boating education and water safety. Members that make a commitment to boating safety at the Corporation and Sustaining Levels receive recognition through our web site and annually in our newsletter.

Sign up for our Annual Membership Program Coming Soon


In-Kind Contributions

page3-img5sq3Our programs flourish through generous in-kind donations at each of our program locations. From training space to equipment, these donations are critical to our programs and are fully tax deductible. Donors providing in-kind contributions receive recognition through our web site and annually in our newsletter.

Provide In-Kind Donations


page3-img5sq2Our volunteers are extraordinary people. They give their time to help shape and protect the lives of young people in their communities. Our volunteers report that they benefit tremendously through the experience and many volunteer year after year. To volunteer for this rewarding experience, please contact the location directly.

Volunteer at a Location Near You


Amazon Smile

page3-imgsq4When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Spirit of America every time you shop. It doesn’t change your prices, it doesn’t change anything about your shopping experience, but shopping AmazonSmile can change the lives of the young people and support our Spirit of America programs.

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