Rocking the Boat
The Harvey Gamage crew invited 25 students and staff from Rocking the Boat to come aboard the ship for an evening sail. We had a blast introducing Tall Ship sailing to the students!
Rocking the Boat works with over 200 teens per year running STEM-based education programs in the South Bronx. Students enter the organization as high school freshman and choose either a boat building, environmental science, or sailing focus. Participants move from being students to paid apprentices, and, after graduating from high school, they are eligible to work part-time as program assistants. The program helps students overcome obstacles and get into a college or trade school.
Their mission states: "Kids don't just build boats, boats build kids,” and we couldn’t agree more with that belief at Ocean Passages!