Social Work is an essential component of Rocking the Boat’s comprehensive youth development model. A three-member team includes licensed Social Workers and a College and Career Advisor who support Rocking the Boat participants from the time they join the Youth Development Program until long after they graduate from high school. They offer participants social and emotional support, and help them graduate from high school, apply to college, overcome obstacles to attaining a college degree, and map out a path for reaching their long-term goals. Services include individual counseling, referrals to outside services, advocacy at school and at home, workshops and discussion groups, professional development, and college and career guidance.
When I came here I came with a visa. With that visa I wouldn’t be able to go to college. But Liz helped me get my green card. It’s because of her that I’m going to college.
Rocking the Boat is grateful to the following partners who collaborate with the Social Work Team in support of our students and apprentices:
Career Internship Network
Center for Anti-Violence Education
City Access New York
Hunts Point Alliance for Children
Legal Aid Society
Let’s Get Ready
Montefiore Medical Center
New York City Student Success Collaborative
Options College Counseling at the Goddard Riverside Community Center