New York City, NY
In the fall of 2018, Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) established a year-round, long-term youth development program in Northern Manhattan that offers academic support to help students succeed as they transition to high school and beyond. By 2020, a three-year STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) enrichment, sailing, and development program will be delivered to 75 students.
HRCS believes everyone can learn to sail, and that sailing provides a unique opportunity for growth and discovery. The organization uses sailing to fulfill its mission: developing leadership and academic success in underserved New York City youth and providing maritime education to the city at large. This work takes place at a vibrant community sailing center, where the organization offers professional instruction, membership, veterans courses, summer camp, group, and corporate events, and community regattas.