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YEARS:

2019 – 2021

LOCATION:

Providence, RI

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.

SCOPE 2021
  • Provide access to the week-long Youth ‘Sailorships’ Summer Program, providing on-water STEM education activities for students from Providence public schools who are new to sailing, ocean literacy, and sustainability.
  • Clean up plastic from the Providence shorelines and reduce single-use plastic water bottle usage from participants.
  • Engage over 100 students in twice-weekly after-school and summer STEM education through a four-week sailing program.
  • Utilize US Sailing’s Reach curriculum, along with lessons on local water quality and marine debris, to inspire environmental stewardship of natural resources such as Narragansett Bay.
SCOPE 2020

SCOPE

  • Provide access to the week-long Youth ‘Sailorships’ Summer Program, providing on-water STEM education activities for 34 students from Providence public schools.
  • Engage over 100 students in twice-weekly after-school and summer STEM education through a four-week sailing program.
  • The organization utilizes US Sailing REACH curriculum, along with lessons on local water quality and marine debris, to inspire environmental stewardship of natural resources such as Narragansett Bay.

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.

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