Hudson River Community Sailing has developed and implemented an Accredited After School Program to teach math and science through sailing. A joint effort with the National Sailing Hall of Fame & Sailing Center is underway to implement the program in public schools.
Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to serving the financially at risk urban youth community of New York City, as well as providing recreational waterfront access to the residents of New York through sailing. The HRCS youth mission is delivered through three cornerstone programs: Accredited After School Program, partners with Chelsea area public schools. Students earn a math credit towards their high school graduation using the New York City waterfront and a curriculum of sailing and navigation as their classroom. Summer Leadership Program, recruits participants from their partner public schools, to engage students in a week long leadership program. Graduates of the program earn a physical education credit towards their school graduation. Summer Internship Program, graduates of the Accredited After School Program apply for a four week job skills training program, teaching them the necessary job skills for future employment, along with the importance of community involvement and environmental appreciation.
HRCS also offers an array of adult recreational activities including certified sailing lessons, membership opportunities and competitive racing events that contribute directly to funding our youth mission programs.
Below are a couple of videos showing scenes from Hudson River’s Spring Program: