2019 – 2022
Community Boating Center, Providence
Sailorships and STEM Education
Community Boating Center Providence’s (CBC) after-school and summer STEM program, Sailing Through Science, supplements youth education gaps in Providence by helping students aspire to higher levels of STEM-focused academic achievement, environmental connection, and career ambitions.
CBC’s youth summer Sailorship scholarship program provides funding for children and teens to attend sailing and paddling lessons at CBC and focuses on enabling them to experience the joy, wonder, and confidence that result from learning how to sail, while also experientially acquiring key STEM and ocean literacy skills.
This project partners with Providence public schools, the Boys and Girls Club, and the Sophia Academy to develop mentorships that provide quality, out-of-school-time programming for youth in Providence public and independent/charter schools.
About Community Boating Center, Providence
Founded as a non-profit charitable organization, CBC offers a variety of opportunities that allow the general public to experience the thrill of sailing in upper Narragansett Bay. Its mission is to provide instruction and access to recreational sailing and boating for all, with an emphasis on children, without regard to financial station. CBC provides programs that build self-esteem, broaden horizons, advance environmental awareness, and nurtures a true sense of community in which the diversity of the urban environment is respected and encouraged.