Rocking The Boat

kids sailing
Kids don't just build boats, boats build kids.
Rocking The Boatkids hoisting a boat

WellMet generously supported Rocking the Boat during a momentous stage in our development.


2007

$20,000

The Bronx

Rocking the Boat empowers young people from the South Bronx to develop the self-confidence to set ambitious goals and gain the skills necessary to achieve them. Students work together to build wooden boats, learn to row and sail, and restore local urban waterways, revitalizing their community while creating better lives for themselves.

At the time of the WellMet grant, adults provided construction training and educational mentoring to high risk kids. The organization was building its 19th boat and the grant paid interim costs while the organization was securing its future home on the Bronx River.

Learn more about this organization:

http://www.rockingtheboat.org/