BENEFITING: Rocking the Boat, Inc.
EVENT: Rocking Manhattan 2017
EVENT DATE: Sep 23, 2017
Manda Dagata wrote -Please join me in supporting Rocking the Boat! On September 23rd, we will row around Manhattan to raise money for this incredible and high-impact organization. I live only 9 miles away from the poorest congressional district in the country, Hunts Point in the South Bronx, where Rocking the Boat is located. Rocking the Boat empowers young people 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. Students work with experienced carpenters and environmental scientists learning and applying the math, science, design, carpentry, and maritime skills necessary to complete their projects. They also work regularly with staff social workers on academic and social-emotional issues, as well as college guidance and professional development. As a result, Rocking the Boat students are more successful in school, are accepted to college at much higher than the average rates, and have done more to develop the character traits that will lead to long-term success.
Please support my team and Rocking the Boat!