Bronx boatbuilding program teaches youths

Author:
Publish date:

A non-profit organization in Bronx, N.Y. is teaching young people how to build boats, row, sail and restore urban waterways.

Founder Adam Green started the Rocking the Boat program in 1996 while still in college. Through the years, he's directed high school kids from the South Bronx in constructing 37 wooden boats.

"I think one of the powers of the program is when you ask a kid what they've done today and they say, 'Oh I worked on building a boat' or 'I went sailing on the Bronx River.' That's going to raise people's eyebrows, and make the kids themselves feel special," Green said.

Click here for the full report.