Michael Long is the Founder and CEO of SailFuture, a nonprofit recognizing that the challenges facing foster youth and families are complex and interconnected. SailFuture provides comprehensive services and strategies to help youth overcome as many of their barriers as possible.
From months-long sailing expeditions to a private high school, SailFuture is reimagining what it means to meet the needs of youth and families through innovative sailing-based programs.
Michael delivered this speech at Stand Together Foundation’s August 2022 Catalyst Summit in Denver, Colorado to an audience of over 300 nonprofit leaders. Michael shares his own story of transformation, and how SailFuture meets at-risk teens in foster care where they are.