spotlight stories

spotlight on college alternatives

Rocking the Boat’s social workers follow a highly organized program to lead students towards post-graduation plans. The main thrust occurs in their junior and senior years with school campus visits, workplace visits, and information sessions

remembrances of spotlights past

Perhaps it is the habit of summer to stir the memory, or more precisely the recent launch of Nostalgia, Rocking the Boat students’ 54th traditional wooden boat and 19th Whitehall rowboat, but we have looked to the past for this month’s Spotlight inspiration.

spotlight on alumni rowing team

Everyone who takes part in a Rocking the Boat program—Boatbuilders, Sailors, and Environmental Science participants alike—learn how to row. They love rowing in the traditional wooden boats they or their peers have built, and while they are always welcome to come back and take a boat out on the Bronx River, historically, there had not been many organized opportunities for them to do so. This all changed in 2015...

spotlight on mentoring

Mentoring has always been at the heart of Rocking the Boat’s approach to youth development.  Boatbuilding Program Assistants, for example, just a few years older than new students tentatively handling a block plane for the first time, are always ready to answer questions and offer friendly guidance. 

kids don’t just build boats, boats build kids

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