What is Project H.E.L.M? 

Harbor Education Life-Safety Mindset (HELM)


A program designed with the objective to build  self-esteem and confidence.  We are committed to our Chicago south side youth community to educate them in our programs and exercises of combined life management skills, boating, and water safety.   

Click HERE to view the Chicago Tribune article published about the program.

Some topics covered are:

•  Learn parts of a boat
•  Learn how to properly use a life vest
•  Life management skills
•  Leadership skills
•  A ride in a power boat
•  Awards ceremony and much, much more!

Program Details


Ages:    10 – 16

Dates:    Five (5) Saturdays In July & August.  2020 schedule TBA

Times:    9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cost:  FREE, Lunch is provided as part of the program

Location: Museum Shores Yacht Club, 5900 South Lake Shore Drive

Additional Program Details

We can also provide a 1-day ala cart program.  Topics condensed to be included as part of an already existing summer program.  For details and contact information, see below.  


To donate to Project H.E.L.M, click the "donate" button .  Your willingness to provide financial support is greatly appreciated.  


 Registration Information

To register, send an email to themsyc59@gmail.com.  The subject should be Project HELM Registration or call Gilbert Carson (312) 914-5219 and Dan Knight (708) 933-8637.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the executive orders of the state officials regarding the covid19 virus, the Project H.E.L.M 2020 program will be suspended until further notice.