Youth Marine Foundation

A place where are youth can touch the sound

The Tacoma Youth Marine Center is a youth-oriented facility on the Thea Foss Waterway providing a safe place for training youth about boating and our local marine environment – a place where our youth can touch the Sound.

It is the mission of the Tacoma Youth Marine Center to provide an opportunity for all youth of Tacoma/Pierce County to experience quality maritime skills training that also teaches solid values, effective leadership and teamwork, and concern of the environment. The Tacoma Youth Marine Center (TYMC) provides a place for marine-related training programs for young men and women. It is a place to develop skills and confidence through training in leadership, citizenship, and personal fitness that instills strength of character and positive life values.

This will take place in a safe, drug free environment that teaches youth:

  • Life skills
  • Discipline
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-reliance
  • Problem solving

The skills through which personal and team success is achieved.

TYMC has the capacity to serve thousands of youth each year, providing a cluster of programs including intensive navigation, safe boating, small engine repair, diesel mechanics, fiberglass repair and other related maritime skills.