BENEFITING: Rocking the Boat, Inc.
EVENT: Rocking Manhattan 2016
EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2016
As a coach in the New York schools, I spend a lot of time in some of the toughest schools in the city, and many of those are in the Bronx. I work directly with several of the schools who send kids to Rocking the Boat and I can tell you with certainty that the skills and attitudes the program fosters make an enormous difference in the lives of those lucky enough to participate. 100% of Rocking the Boat students graduate from high school in a district in which the average graduation rate is 35%. The program serves over 3,000 young people and community members each year. Along with boat builders, sailors, and scientists, Rocking the Boat has 3 licensed social workers on staff who help to make the building, rowing, sailing and science activities as powerful as possible in changing kids' lives and futures. It is a deliberate, thoughtful program and it works!
I am deeply committed to the work of Rocking the Boat and I hope you can join me in supporting this terrific organization.