Location: Bronx, NY
Hunts Point in the South Bronx is a peninsula surrounded on three sides by water, and yet few Hunts Point residents ever get to sail here. If any population could profit from the many benefits sailing provides, it is this one. Rocking the Boat’s new track of Sailing Programs will start with a Sailing Job Skills Program, followed by a learn-to-sail summer camp, and a Sailing Youth Development Program. This will be among the most unique sailing education programs in the nation, offering young people from the South Bronx the opportunity to learn to sail in their own neighborhood, be taught by former students, and be supported through wrap-around social work services.