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Erie Insurance Check Presentation

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Summer Programs Begin at BMC

Check out our summer newsletter and get all the latest news from the Bayfront Alternative Education Program, Project SAIL after school program, EASE, Bayfront Summer Credit Recovery Program, Schooner Porcupine and the Cardboard Boat Regatta. http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e1280799d9df918f51a087ac4&id=43014010f6

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Artist-in-Residence

     

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Genuine Sanctuary Moment

Bayfront Alternative Education Program (BAEP) students experienced  a genuine Sanctuary Moment yesterday. Students returning to their home schools expressed sincere gratitude for the program and our talented and dedicated staff members. The day started off highly emotional-Smiles and tears from students who initially came to the program displaying tough exteriors, minimal hope, anger, pain, no trust for adults, and closed to communicating their feelings, needs, and aspirations. Today, they reminded us why we do what we do! To hear them say, “Thanks for putting up with us, keeping it real with us, not giving up on us” made me proud

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All Schooner and No Skiff Would Make Things Dull at BMC

Hello Fans of Porcupine and BMC, At roughly 42 by 15 feet, Porcupine inhabits a rather large section of both the BMC boatshop and our current organizational focus. She is by no means, however, the only vessel our students and staff are working on. In fact, BMC’s 92nd boat — our second St. Ayles Skiff — will launch this afternoon. Students from the Bayfront Alternative Education Program, apprentices from Project Sail and Project Voyage, and BMC volunteers all contributed to the skiff’s construction under the watchful instruction of our aptly named boatbuilder, Jodi Carpenter. Their labors will come to fruition as the

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BAEP Students Make Mother’s Day Gifts using Computer-Aided Design and CNC

Our BAEP students made some beautiful Mother’s Day gifts!

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BAEP Students Boat Shop Work (March 2015)

BAEP students have been building the gunwales and the quadrant for the second St. Ayles Skiff and attaching them to the boat. Each student is also working on a customized wooden box using computer-aided-design software and the ShopBot CNC digital fabrication equipment in BMC’s fully-equipped boat shop.

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BMC’s Awesome Staff

We’re thankful to have an awesome team working at BMC . This staff picture was taken after our Thanksgiving celebration with our BAEP students. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  

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BMC and Sarah Reed Staff Attend Safe Schools Conference

Sarah Reed Children’s Center and BMC staff attended the Safe Schools Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania this week.  

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BAEP Students at the 2013 Tall Ship Festival

BAEP students are fortunate; the Tall Ship Festival is happening right outside BMC’s facility!  Students were given a tour of all the ships, and learned about working and living on a tall ship.

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