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Youth Marine Foundation

Categories: Education

The Youth Marine Foundation’s mission is to provide an opportunity for all youth of Pierce County to experience quality maritime skills training while they are developing solid values and effective leadership skills.

Executive Director

Malcolm Russell


820 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421
Phone: (253) 572-2666
Email: [email protected]

The Youth Marine Foundation operates the Tacoma Youth Marine Center, located on the east side of the Foss Waterway across from downtown Tacoma. This is being developed as a place where youth can “touch the Sound” and learn maritime skills through positive experience. New docks and classroom space are being constructed, and two commercial marine businesses are operated on the site as subsidiaries of the Foundation. YMF has created partnerships with the Port of Tacoma, City of Tacoma, Sea Scouts and other youth organizations, as well as public and private schools, marine businesses and yacht clubs to provide outstanding youth training and activities.


Annual Budget: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Number of Employees: 6-15

Accepts Volunteers: Yes

Service Area: Pierce County

People Served Annually: 750