In 2019, the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park will begin operating two Box of Rain programs at Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park. The two organizations have a long history of collaboration to bring much-needed maritime programs to the students of Annapolis. Box of Rain has been a successful non-profit in the Annapolis area since 2003 and mentors hundreds of Annapolis youth each year. The program has been free to participants, and will continue to be free within the new AMMP structure.
The organization was founded to honor the memory of Lee Griffin, a dedicated sailor and Annapolis community member, and its mission has been to offer year-round programming designed to inspire and encourage Annapolis-area youth, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances. Its mentoring focus helps Box of Rain kids build self-esteem, develop life skills and earn a sense of accomplishment that leads to positive contributions to the community.
Read more about the two programs being offered at AMMP below.