Over the Father’s Day weekend, Caterpillars to Butterflies sponsored Jeremiah to join the crew of a 43′ Endeavor sailboat on the Gulf of Mexico. We partnered with the organization Hope Sails, which aims to inspire, encourage, and offer hope to teens through real life maritime experiences. Jeremiah joined a crew of three other boys and two mentors for a 4-7 day nautical adventure. The mentor said he adjusted to sea life so well and is learning all the necessary tasks particular to boating that he has garnered the nickname “J-Fish”. Most importantly, Jeremiah is spending Father’s day being cared for and valued by men stepping into the father figure role for the voyage.
For more information about Hope Sails, visit their website at hopesails.org