We know you are all aware of the current health issues surrounding COVID-19 in Ohio and the orders from Governor Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Department of Health. Namely, the current stay at home order, and for no gatherings outside of immediate family.

Because of these current conditions, the Project YESS Team and the Rotary Club of Cleveland have made the difficult decision to cancel Project YESS for 2020. We do not know if we can return to normalcy in the next few months, but we do not believe we can continue with our planning and your hard work only to have to cancel our sessions and sailing at the last minute. The YESS team wants to do what we can to keep everyone safe and healthy. We are grateful for the continued support of Captain Tiffany and our friends on the S/V Denis Sullivan and look forward to continuing our partnership next year.

Project YESS is a legacy program developed by the Rotary Club of Cleveland. YESS students work to develop teamwork, leadership and navigational skills during an extraordinary 5-session land-based curriculum that includes a boot camp, water safety, seamanship, celestial navigation, environmental awareness and a Cleveland sailing experience
Graduates then sail away on a weeklong adventure aboard the S/V Denis Sullivan tall ship on the Great Lakes and apply the skills they’ve gained through our program toward becoming a vital member of a dynamic on-board community.
Student applicants must be 13 to 17 years of age.
The Cleveland Rotary Foundation of the Rotary Club of Cleveland and our generous sponsors cover the $1500 per student cost which includes curriculum materials, meals, transportation to and from tall ship voyage, and cost of berth.
Join us at the Recruitment Event for more information. This will be an opportunity for students, their parents and teachers to learn more about our program. A student is not required to attend in order to apply for the program, but it does help them understand what they will be doing. 
Email us at CLEProjectYESS@gmail.com to receive updates on Application deadlines, sailing dates, etc.