2018, 2019


New York City, NY

Hudson River Community Sailing

Sail Academy

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.

  • Launch a transformative, replicable model for early intervention, leadership development, environmental education, and STEM through a sailing-based platform.
  • The goal of the Sail Academy program is to provide year-round, long-term academic and environmental programming for local middle-school students, with a focus on underserved neighborhoods.
  • Engage students at a younger age to care about the health of the Hudson River, and provides them with a pathway for future opportunities and support throughout high school to graduation.
  • Daily assessments will empower instructors to understand students’ comprehension levels.

About Hudson River Community Sailing

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.

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