Shore Corps is a service learning program for high school students focused on environmental stewardship, civic engagement and community planning.
Each summer, students work on a specific project with professional artists and scientists in the field of environmental science, design and urban planning. They also take part in active outdoor recreation including, biking, kayaking, surfing and swimming for healthy exercise and to gain a better appreciation of the natural resources of the Rockaway Penisula.
Any young person between the ages of 14 and 22, who lives or attends school in and around the Rockaway Peninsula is eligible to apply.
In addition to applying to Summer Shore Corps we encourage all students ages 16-24 to apply to DYCD Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), since RISE is a SYEP worksite. Catholic Charities is the DYCD provider for RISE. Registration for SYEP opens in late February and is on a first come first serve basis for the lottery. To learn more go to: NYC.GOV/SYEP
RISE is a College Access Research & Action (CARA) partner and provides additional college access support to high schoolers in the Shore Corps Program.
Expectations: Students in the summer cycle, must participate 4 days/week 10AM-4PM as well as assigned community events, one weekend/month.
Dates: Summer Cycle: July 6th - August 14th, 2020
Location: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY 11692
For more information about the Shore Corps Program email Youth Program Manager Mesha Joseph at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special thanks to our 2020 Shore Corps sponsors:
Achelis and Bodman Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Altman Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, DYCD Compass Explore Program, the Levitt Foundation, L&M Development Partners, NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation, Pinkerton Foundation, Science SandBox/Simons Foundation, WT Grant Foundation.