The Napa Valley Yacht Club hosted 36 students from Camille Creek Community School (formerly Liberty High) to participate in an outing on the Napa River on Sept. 20. The boat trip was followed by a barbecue at the clubhouse.
“A major goal was the Napa Valley Yacht Club is to educate people on water safety and this falls right in line with our mission statement,” said Commodore Donald Buresh.
The outing also gave students an introduction to the history of the Napa River and the role the river plated in the early days of Napa.
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Students who participated in the trip were chosen because of their demonstrated improvement, according to Caroline Wilson, director of juvenile court and community schools for the Napa Office of Education, who worked diligently to bring the idea to actuality.
These students give back to the community with a monthly program that assists seniors with one-on-one help using electronic devices through the T.A.A.P. (Teens Assisting Aging Population) program held at the Napa Senior Center on the second Friday of each month during the school year.
“It is our hope that this event will be the beginning of an annual or semi-annual activity,” Wilson said.