Shore Corps Program

is a service learning program for students aged 14-19 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 the Rockaway community.

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Shore Corps is currently not accepting new applications. Students interested in applying for the summer session should check back in spring 2018 for the open application. 

Shore Corps is a service learning after school program designed to teach high school students to advocate for themselves and the environment by addressing challenges and issues within their community. 

High School students, ages 14-19 interested in applying for the Spring cycle should submit the online application to be included in the selection process. After submitting paperwork, students will be contacted for information regarding the interview process. 

Throughout the program, students participate in class one day per week after school as well as monthly weekend community events.

The program serves as a platform for teens to cultivate a road map for their high school and post-high school journey, demonstrate leadership skills, and inspire other young people in their community.

Shore Corps students get hands-on experience working on environmental conservation projects, community planning/ design projects, leadership training, public speaking, college prep, and college tours. Students also meet with invited guests and professionals in science and technology based careers who have shaped the City of New York through planning, design and innovation.

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

Class times: 4:00 - 6:30 PM 

Dates: September 26th, 2017 to June 21st, 2018

For more information about the Shore Corps Program email Program Associate Daniel Borrero at:

Please note: Shore Corps is also a prerequisite for the Environmentor Internship Program which will be starting in the spring. Click here to learn more about the Environmentor Program.

Special thanks to our 2017 Shore Corps Sponsors: NYC DYCD Compass Explore program, Levitt Foundation, New York Community Trust and NYC Department of Environmental Protection. 

Success Stories:

Meet Gale

Gale is the parent of two elementary school children who have taken part in the RWA Aqua 101 Summer Program for three consecutive years. Gale has seen a real impact on her children's lives through RWA programs. Hear more about Gale's story.