The SkyBoat was formed to help military veterans and college students gain experience in news and media. Launched in 2012 by founder Adrian Beecher, The SkyBoat seeks to give back to the community and expose others to the multitude of opportunities available in the sports industry.
Beecher, a military veteran, hopes SkyBoat can serve as a platform to help others overcome struggle, depression, and confidence while allowing for a creative space where people can achieve their dreams.
The SkyBoat (skyboat.org) is a registered 501c(3) non-profit news organization.
We understand how hard finding an internship that caters to you can be. At the SkyBoat, we know how to get our own coffee, therefore, we’ll need you on board for the real tasks.
The SkyBoat is an Educational Registered Non-profit 501 C (3) news organization that was created to help college students, military veterans, those with disabilities, and aspiring media professionals gain experience in the industry.
While operating as a news organization, providing coverage across the country, we build relationships within the industry. Through these relationships, we provide individuals the opportunity to improve career skills, while being published on a credible news website.
We have covered 30+ Championship games over the past seven years, including eight College Football National Championship Games, seven ACC Football Championships, three AAC Men’s Basketball Championships, the 2015, 2017, 2018, & 2019 NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship. Additional coverage includes the Heisman Memorial Trophy Presentation; Super Bowl Media Week 2019, 2020, and 2021; AAC, Big Ten, and ACC Media Days; the 2015 Special Olympic’s World Games in Los Angeles; and 17 of 40 College Bowl Games in the 16-17 College Football Bowl Season, in the 2017-18 season, we covered 22 of the 40, in 2018-19 we covered 23 of the 40 and in 2019-20 we covered 20 of the 40.
Our program currently works with over 150 members spread across the states of Florida, California, Massachusetts, Indiana, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Idaho, Oregon, Maryland, and North Carolina. Members enter the program looking to improve their skillset and build their resume.
After a period of approximately 1.5-2 years, they graduate from the program and move on into the industry or to take on their own ventures. It’s a way for them to feel connected in the industry and take a learner’s approach to the industry while being given industry deadlines. All the while, we provide mentorship and personal branding tools to increase the value of each member’s own brand.
The SkyBoat provides hands-on training and learning opportunities in fields such as journalism, photography, social media, event planning, and marketing just to name a few. If you have a passion to grow as an individual in the professional media field, don’t just plan your career, start it!
The light blue Wings on the outside of the globe represent the dreams of the people seeking to grow and learn to create greatness in their life by positively impacting others. These dreams represent the “Sky” in The SkyBoat. Signifying the lifting ability that our dreams hold, granting us the ability to reach heights above expectations.
The Blue Globe represents the people of the world in one unifying symbol. This principle signifies “Boat” in SkyBoat, showing that we are all in the same “boat” together as people of earth, and if we work together, we can all help each other reach our dreams.
The Crown on top of the globe represents royalty in the pureness of the human right to chase dreams and having the tools to accomplish them. This principle represents “The” in The SkyBoat, by signifying, SkyBoat, is The mindset that no matter what circumstances people go through in life, we all have a purpose and can achieve that through hard work, dedication, working in unity and perseverance.