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True Blue Fellowship

The True Blue Fellowship (formerly the Fellowship Grant Program) aims to connect and empower youth around the world to leverage the creative arts to enact change in local communities to safeguard the ocean, waterways, and the climate. If you want to make a difference in your community, we invite you to participate in the True Blue Fellowship!

The True Blue Fellowship provides mentorship, capacity building, and funding of up to $2,500 for 10 youth-led projects that address ocean, waterways, and/or climate change issues in their local communities through a creative arts lens.

Bow Seat Timeline

For more than a decade, Bow Seat has inspired young ocean caretakers through creative expression. Check out our interactive timeline to learn more about our program history and exciting milestones!
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Water Scarcity: The Stories You Don’t Hear

June 3, 2024

By Keren-happuch Garba, 2024 Future Blue Youth Council member Now that it is the rainy season in Nigeria, the rains...

Launching the True Blue Fellowship!

May 24, 2024

By Jeremy Pivor, Bow Seat Partnerships and Youth Engagement Director June 8th is World Ocean Day. This year’s theme is...

Artivism in Action: Empowering Youth Through Collage

April 29, 2024

By Susan Tang, Program Manager Col·lage [kəˈläZH] n., v. – a technique of art creation, primarily used in the visual...


Cool Science Showcase
Boston, MA
World Ocean Day at the New England Aquarium
Boston, MA
NMEA Annual Conference
Boston, MA
Cara Fritz
Age 14, Massachusetts

“The Ocean Awareness Contest was incredibly interesting and exciting to me because it was a way for me to combine my passion for creative writing, my love of the ocean and interest in its ecosystems, and my desire to make a positive change in the world.”