AQUA 101 Summer Program

Aqua 101 is a summer youth day camp program for students 9-13 focused on environmental stewardship and water sports recreation to promote the health, safety and well being of local youth and the natural environment of the Rockaway Peninsula.


 

SUMMER Youth CIT Program

The CIT Summer Leadership program is a job training program for students aged 16-22 interested in working as summer camp counselors for the Aqua 101 Summer Program. 


 

Shore Corps Summer Leadership Program

Shore Corps is a service learning program for high school students focused on environmental stewardship and community development. The program serves as a platform for teens to demonstrate leadership skills and inspire other young people in their community.


 

Environmentor Internship

A science research mentoring program for high school students focused on research along Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway shoreline.


 

Explorers Club Field Trips

Explore Rockaway's natural environment through RWA's EXPLORERS CLUB Field Trips;  an exciting series of interactive outdoor field trips for school groups


 

Living Classroom Workshops

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Working with scientists, naturalists and environmental leaders, this program challenges students to think about their waterfront backyard as living, breathing eco-system that they can learn from. 


 

First Wave Intergenerational Tech Program

is a collaborative program that engages youth with senior citizens and immigrants, in learning to use technology on a daily basis and be better prepared in times of need.


 

Rockspot Digital Stewards

is a youth-led program led that uses the Rockspotnyc.org website  and public wifi as a platform to connect businesses and community members on a daily basis and in times of emergency through our mesh network. 

 

Community Stewardship Days

Volunteer community events bring together people from various schools, community groups and environmental organizations who want to make a difference in their community through clean ups, plantings and environmental workshops to learn more about the natural environment of the Rockaway Peninsula.


 

Rockaway Youth Entrepreneurs

is a youth development and employment initiative. Local youth work closely with RWA staff, local business owners, and food entrepreneurs to begin planning and developing a healthy food cart business to operate during the summer. 


 

Success Stories:

Meet Melina

Melina is the Treasurer of the Shore Corps Program as a part of Rockaway Waterfront Alliance.  She has been a member since 2014.