At a time when most teenagers are focused on school, friends and hobbies, Portland, Oregon’s Yazmin Morales was focused on keeping herself and her family safe. She, her siblings and her mother were homeless for much of Yazmin’s life, and she often found herself taking on the role of adult in their day-to-day life.
Fatigue and stress can have devastating consequences. That’s why The TK Foundation is providing funding for an exciting three-year research project which is focused on testing tools to measure and manage on-board fatigue, with the goal of improving the welfare of professional seafarers, and, in turn, safeguarding the waters they sail.
The TK Foundation-funded Lawhill Maritime Centre is one of the few maritime training programs in the world that works with students at the secondary school level, equipping them with maritime knowledge, and increasing their prospects for after-school employment.
The TK Foundation-funded Biotech Partners provides under-served youth aged 16-24 with personal, academic, and professional development experiences that increase participation in higher education and provide access to fulfilling science careers.
We at the TK Foundation are pleased to report upon a very successful year in grantmaking in 2014. In support of non-profit programs and advancing the futures of disadvantaged youth and the maritime sector, the TK Foundation granted $5.6 Million to more than 100 charitable and non-profit organizations.