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BENEFITING: Rocking the Boat, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Antonio

EVENT: Rocking Manhattan 2016

EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2016

Thomas Carpenter

THE STORY:

Antonio Ramos wrote -

Rocking the Boat empowers young people from the South Bronx to develop the self-confidence to set ambitious goals and gain the skills necessary to achieve them. Students work together to build wooden boats, learn to row and sail, and restore local urban waterways, revitalizing their community while creating better lives for themselves. Kids don't just build boats, boats build kids.

Rocking the Boat participants, nearly all from Hunts Point and surrounding neighborhoods, deeply and daily feel the effects of living in the poorest Congressional District in the nation. More than one-third of the District’s total population and half of the district’s children live below the poverty line and the area consistently has double the unemployment rate of the metropolitan area as a whole. These disheartening statistics are compounded by the City’s strained and unbalanced educational system. Public schools in the South Bronx are overcrowded and underfunded, resulting in discouraged students and contributing to an alarmingly low on-time graduation rate of just 33%. Too many students get caught in a cycle of failure starting with dropping out of high school and skipping college. Without intervention they are likely to engage in destructive behaviors including gang involvement, substance use, street crime, and to become parents before they are ready.

Rocking the Boat’s fleet currently numbers 49 rowing boats and sailboats. Students work with skilled carpenters and experienced environmental scientists learning and applying the math, science, design, carpentry, and maritime skills necessary to complete their projects, and in the process gain self confidence, leadership skills, and a real sense of inner strength. They also work regularly with staff social workers on academic and social-emotional issues, college guidance, and venture outside their comfort zones on long distance rowing, sailing, and camping trips, as well as to a range of collegiate and professional environments. As a result of all this, Rocking the Boat students are more successful in school, are accepted to college at much higher rates, and have done more to develop the character traits that will lead to long-term success.

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$11,125

MONEY RAISED
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  • Thomas Carpenter

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $4,000

  • beret

    $25

  • Ed and Barbara Ziff

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Zachary Fluhr

    $100

  • Donald Guarnieri

    $250

  • Winifred Ormond

    $250

  • Lyric Ogden

    $100

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56% Raised of $20,000 Goal

The Team: $20,950 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Thomas Carpenter

Amount Raised

$11,125

 

56% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Antonio Ramos

Amount Raised

$8,075

 

40% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maki Casseus

Amount Raised

$900

Fundraiser Title

Darren Tran

Amount Raised

$675

Fundraiser Title

Edwin Deleon

Amount Raised

$175

Donor Comments

Lyric Ogden

Lyric Ogden

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

Winifred Ormond

Winifred Ormond

DONATION: $250

10 months ago

Donald Guarnieri

Donald Guarnieri

DONATION: $250

10 months ago

Zachary Fluhr

Zachary Fluhr

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

10 months ago

Ed and Barbara Ziff

Ed and Barbara Ziff

DONATION: $200

10 months ago

beret

beret

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $4,000

10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $5,000

10 months ago

Thomas Carpenter

Thomas Carpenter

DONATION: $1,000

11 months ago