Shore Corps Program

Shore Corps is a service learning program for high school students focused on environmental stewardship and community development.

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The Shore Corps Program is the biggest of our teen programs, and it provides high school students with a broad yet thorough opportunity to develop their community advocacy, environmental stewardship, and leadership skills. The program is designed to teach students to advocate for themselves and the environment by addressing challenges and issues within their community. 

Shore Corps also serves as a platform for teens to: cultivate a road map for their high school and post-high school journey, become more civically engaged, and inspire other young people in the Rockaways.

Participants gain hands-on experience working on environmental conservation, community planning/design, and civic engagement projects. They also have the opportunity to participate in public speaking, team-building, and outdoor recreational activities. As part of the program, students will also meet with invited guests and professionals in science, planning, design, political, and public-sector based careers that work in and around NYC and Rockaway, but also around the nation and the globe.

Any student who will be in high-school (9th-12th grade) beginning September 2018 is eligible to apply for the Fall cycle. Submit the online application to be included in the selection process. After submitting, applicants will be contacted by Tuesday, September 18th regarding the interview process. 

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

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

Class times: 4:00 - 6:30 PM 

Dates: Tuesdays OR Thursdays, September 18th - December 18th

For more information about the Shore Corps Program email Youth Leadership Program Administrator Daniel Borrero at:

Special thanks to our 2018 Shore Corps Sponsors: NYC DYCD Compass Explore program, Levitt Foundation, New York Community Trust, and NYC Department of Environmental Protection.