An understanding of the multi-faceted nature of a youth-focused school-based organization.
The success of our organization depends on a strong team of staff, Board members, students, and schools. Without your help, we cannot choose the best path for organizational growth. Your skills will empower us to take steps to increase our impact with young people.
We currently have a former strategic plan & updated organizational informatio which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have notes from a recent full-Board strategic planning session and the ability to provide any other information you need.
Our most exciting event is the student boat launch, where young people in grades 5-10 launch their hand-crafted boats in the East River. Most students tell us this is their first time in a boat, let alone a sailboat. Yet they overcome their fears and set sail.
Brooklyn Boatworks encourages, inspires, and empowers young people through boat building and on-water experiences. We teach the values of learning by doing, cooperation, perseverance and craftsmanship. We teach the values of learning by doing, cooperation, perseverance and craftsmanship.
We provide students in underserved communities with access to a high quality boat building and sailing program that is academically challenging and nurturing of their talents, skills, and interests in science, technology, engineering, and math. Brooklyn Boatworks offers supportive teaching environments that encourage teamwork and promote positive behaviors