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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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Youth Voices Rise Up During World Ocean Month

July 19, 2024

By Sofia Tasoluk, 2024 Future Blue Youth Council member Last month, I participated in Sea Youth Rise Up (SYRUP), a...

Silent Suffering: Pollution’s Impact on Indigenous Communities

July 9, 2024

By María Paz Dakota Ormeño Vasquez, 2024 Future Blue Youth Council member Pollution is a significant problem for indigenous communities...

Raising the Question: Is Farmed Seafood Really the Solution to...

June 20, 2024

By Sabine Cuesta, 2024 Future Blue Youth Council member Overfishing is an uncomfortable truth for seafood lovers everywhere. And as...


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.”