Month: November 2016

Character Skills

Character

In 2013, a journalist named Paul Tough wrote a book called “How Children Succeed” that became a bestseller (rare for books about education) and a national phenomenon. The book focuses on a simple question: “what are the skills that children…

Homesick and Happy

Michael Thompson and Summer Camp Dr. Michael Thompson is one of the leading experts in Youth Development. He has written 7 books on youth, including the New York Times bestseller “Raising Cain,” which was made into a special on PBS and…

Keystone Capital Project Fund Raising almost there

Hello friends, supporters and fellow seafarers, I have pretty much just put the finishing touches on our fundraising page on generosity.com. I just have to wait until a few more ducks are in a row, and I will be launching…

Filing for 501(c)(3) Not for Profit Status

We have taken the next necessary step to making American Seafarers a reality. Today marks the day that we completed and sent off all the documents required for incorporating the fund raising side of American Seafarers allowing us to raise…

American Seafarers and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills

 In 2002, some of the leading employers and educators in the US realized that high school and college graduates were entering the workforce with a significant deficiency in some critical skills. These groups (which includes Apple, AT&T, Intel, Ford, PBS, the Children’s…