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spotlight on college scholarships

September saw 12 out of 13 members of the class of 2017 enroll as freshmen in college while scores more returned to school to continue their educations.  Altogether, 33 graduates and alumni received scholarships from Rocking the Boat thanks to generous donations

spotlight on rocking manhattan

Every year in the early fall, over 100 people from all around the city and beyond join together to row 30 miles around the island of Manhattan and raise money for Rocking the Boat. Rocking the Boat volunteer Oliver Ryan is returning for his seventh Rocking Manhattan this year. Read his first person account of past rows:

spotlight on social work: tutoring

While dynamic Boatbuilding, Environmental Science and Sailing Programs are Rocking the Boat’s main gigs, our overall goal is to holistically support our students as they move through high school and help them make plans for their next steps.

spotlight on social work: apprentice performance evaluations

At the conclusion of every semester, Rocking the Boat’s Job Skills apprentices get to sit down with their Program Director—and talk about nothing but themselves for an hour! Is it teenage lack of guile? Surplus ego? Actually, the context for these Socratic discourses is the apprentice Performance Evaluation, a 30 to 60 minute conversation that offers the ideal platform to contemplate what went well, what could have gone better, and how to proactively improve.

kids don’t just build boats, boats build kids

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