Maritime Industries Academy Foundation Receives Donation

By MarEx 2012-01-19 16:59:53

Glen Paine, President, Maritime Industries Academy Foundation (MIAF) announced that Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman of NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) and a Managing Partner of International Registries Inc. donated $20,000 to the MIAF non-profit charity, which was established to support Baltimore’s only maritime high school.

In thanking Mr. Maitland, who is also a Director of the Foundation, Glen Paine said, “Donations like Clay’s affect the lives of the young people who attend the Maritime Industries Academy.  Because of this, we are going to be able to fund visits to colleges and maritime academies, expand our Junior Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, obtain school jerseys for the students to show their pride in being students, visit maritime facilities and much more.  They are gaining experiences that will help them achieve success in life.”

“It is a pleasure to be able to do something for kids from the inner city of Baltimore and help them get in on the ground floor of the maritime industry with an opportunity to learn a number of disciplines including shipping and the sea, as well as protection of the marine environment” stated Mr. Maitland.  “There are good jobs to be had, and great opportunities for young people of America, particularly from the cities, to learn about the oceans and international commerce and trade.”

The Maritime Industries Academy Foundation, Inc. (MIAF) mission is to continue the process of incorporating maritime oriented information within the curriculum of grades 9-12. By doing so, the students can see real-world application of their subjects. MIAF funding is critical to fulfilling this mission.

To learn more about MIAF, you may contact the foundation at 5001 Sinclair Lane, Baltimore, MD 21206. Or, visit the Maritime Industries Academy via its Website at http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/431.