About the Alexandria Seaport Foundation

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All proceeds from Run! Geek! Run! will go directly to support the Alexandria Seaport Foundation. The Alexandria Seaport Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which improves the lives of young people through adult mentoring, project-based learning and the craft of wooden boat building.  ASF provides the educational, career and life skills necessary for young people to secure and maintain employment and become productive members of their communities.

The Boat Building Apprenticeship Program is a nationally recognized workforce readiness program which helps at-risk youth, between the ages of 17-22, acquire the career, social skills and self-esteem to become productive, responsible adults.

The Apprentice Program is located at the Seaport Center, a floating timber frame located on the Potomac River in historic Alexandria, VA.  The building was built in 1998 by timber frame builder, Ted Benson and over 40 ASF friends and volunteers.

ASF’s Middle School Math Program uses project-based learning to improve the skills of middle school students identified by their teachers as at risk of failing math.  Through the building of small projects such as cigar box guitars, skateboards and model boats, students increase math competency and improve overall academic performance.The Middle School Math Program takes place on site at local middle schools, both in the classroom and after school.

Contact Information:
Alexandria Seaport Foundation
0 Thompson’s Alley
Alexandria, VA 22313