LifeSail offers one of the only boat building programs in Los Angeles. The boats we build are based on the International Optimist, a class with over 300,000 active young sailors. We have built over 10 Optis with Hawthorne Math and Science Academy, Heart of Los Angeles, and John Adams Middle School. Boat building offers many skills some students never have the opportunity to learn from other classes such as leadership, teamwork, and critical thinking. Not only do students learn how to use various power tools safely in a fun environment, but they also see all aspects of STEM applied right in front of their eyes. After students finish building the Opti they get to take it for a sail from the LifeSail docks in Marina Del Rey.