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Sailing on Queerwater

11 youth and 3 chaperones from New Alternatives spent 3 days aboard the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. In addition to learning the basics of sailing, the group also learned about Clearwater’s ongoing efforts to clean up the Hudson River. The group spent the first night camping in the Saugerties Lighthouse and the second night sleeping in a barn.

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Mission Statement

Created in 2008, the mission of New Alternatives is to increase the self-sufficiency of homeless LGBT youth and to enable them to transition out of the shelter system and into stable adult lives. We do this by providing case management, education services, life skills training, community-building recreational activities, opportunities for self-expression, and support services for HIV+ youth. Our guiding principles are those of harm reduction, youth development, and empowerment.