Adam Green of Rocking the Boat

The Center for Wooden Boats is delighted to invite you to a presentation by the Founder and Executive Director of the innvoative New York non-profit "Rocking the Boat" on February 22nd from 7:00pm-8:30pm at the CWB Boathouse in Seattle. FREE; refreshments provided; no RSVP required.

"Rocking the Boat uses boats to help young people challenged by severe economic, educational, and social disadvantage develop into empowered and responsible adults. Participating during the school-day, after-school, and summer in hands-on wooden boatbuilding and on-water education programs, young people in the South Bronx develop the self-confidence to set ambitious goals and the skills needed to achieve them. Adam Green launched Rocking the Boat in 1996 as a volunteer project in an East Harlem junior high school. It has since developed into a fully sustainable independent non-profit organization annually serving over 2,500 young people and community members. Kids don't just build boats at Rocking the Boat, boats build kids."

A native of Manhattan, Adam graduated in 1996 from Vassar College with a focus on folklore and storytelling in American Culture. Through his work developing Rocking the Boat, Adam has received an Echoing Green Fellowship, a Union Square Award for grassroots organizing, a Manhattan Institute Social Entrepreneuriship Award, has been the subject of a Queer Eye for the Straight Guy episode, and has been featured as a New York 1 New Yorker of the Week. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Bronx River Alliance and as a representative for the Bronx Borough President's office on the Hunts Point Monitoring Committee.  For more information visit the organization's website at http://www.rockingtheboat.org/

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