Shore Corps

Shore Corps is a service learning program for high school students focused on environmental stewardship, civic engagement and community development.

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The Shore Corps program is our most popular teen program; providing high school students with hands-on experience working on environmental conservation, social equity, community planning, and civic engagement projects that allow them to hone their skills in public speaking, team-building, and outdoor recreational activities.

Shore Corps serves as a platform for teens to cultivate a roadmap for their high school and post-high school journey, become more civically engaged, and inspire other young people in the Rockaways. The program is designed to teach students to advocate for themselves and the environment by addressing challenges and issues within their community. Students also meet with invited guests and professionals in science, urban planning, and careers in the public-sector.

Any student in 9th-12th grade is eligible to apply. Submit the online application (below) by September 20th to be included in the Fall selection cycle. Applicants will be contacted by RISE staff with details regarding the group interview in early September. 

RISE is a College Access Research & Action (CARA) partner and provides additional support for high schoolers to be better prepared for the college application process. 

Expectations: Students participate in class one day per week afterschool as well as assigned community events, one weekend/month. 

Class Location: RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY 11692   

Class days/times: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 4:00 - 6:30 PM 

Dates:  Fall Session: September 17th - December 19th, 2019
             Spring Session: January  7th- June 4th, 2020 

For more information about the Shore Corps Program email Youth Program Manager Mesha Joseph at: