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ABLE to Sail Benefit Concert This Week


September 4, 2019

Photo courtesy of ABLE to Sail Student sailors participate in lessons that teach all aspects of sailing, and, most importantly, how to apply these lessons to every day life.

ABLE to Sail is a Longmont-based youth empowerment camp that seeks to help kids of all ages gain self-esteem, overcome feelings of isolation and inadequacy, and give them the confidence to navigate life, no matter which way the wind blows.

Executive director Diane McKinney explained that at its very core, ABLE to Sail wants to teach lessons in sailing that apply to real life situations. “The basic premise being, to turn a boat left, you steer to the right, which requires a complete change in thinking.” It’s this core element of navigation that McKinney believes helps teach a mental re...

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