youth development

social work


Social Work is an essential component of Rocking the Boat’s comprehensive youth development model.  A three-member team includes licensed Social Workers 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.

Bubacarr Fofana, former On-Water student and Environmental Job Skills apprentice

rocking the boat
812 edgewater road
bronx, ny 10474
phone: 718.466.5799

Rocking the Boat is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Download Form 990.