Do not let the Alexandria Seaport Foundation slip off the radar

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By Phyllis G. Sidorsky
Alexandria
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To the editor:

There has been a great deal of discussion regarding Alexandria’s plan for the future of the city’s waterfront. However, there would seem to be little attention paid to the future location of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation.

It is my fervent hope that the needs of this outstanding organization will be given serious attention, since it represents not only Alexandria’s continuing maritime tradition but also makes a positive difference in the lives of our young people.

Partnering with Alexandria City Public Schools and Arlington middle schools, the foundation is teaching technical, reading and math skills through hands-on, project-based learning. The organization also supports The Hammerheads, a local afterschool carpentry club.

Improving math skills and confidence in our young students is an important, modern day application. I hope that a satisfactory future location can be found for their continued success.