Shore Corps Summer Leadership Program

is a service learning program for students aged 14-20 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.


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.


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.


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. 


Environmentor Internship

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


Rockspot WIFI Stewards

is a new program RWA will be hosting to use WIFI technology to connect businesses and community members to a vital network that can be used daily and during times of emergency.


Global Exchange - Netherlands

This program utilizes the context of specific social issues facing each host country as the focus for

providing powerful, experiential opportunities for teen participants. Through guided activities and discussions

which began in January of 2015, the group learned about factors that caused or influences the social issue identified for their host country/travel group, and how the issue is manifested in their home communities in New York City and in their host community overseas.


Community Stewardship Days

These weekend 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. 


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