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 their community.

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Apply now for the Fall Shore Corps Program! Applications are due: Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 11:59pm. Interviews will be held the following week. 

Shore Corps is a service learning 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 Fall/Spring cycle should submit the online application below by September 15th, 2017 to be included in the selection process. After submitting paperwork, students will be contacted for information regarding the interview process. *Preference will be given to underclassmen and students who have not taken part in Shore Corps in the past.*

Throughout the program, students participate in class one day per week after school as well as monthly weekend community service 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: programs@rwalliance.org

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 Department of Youth and Community Development, Levitt Foundation and New York Community Trust and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. 

Success Stories:

Meet Jadel

Jadel participated in her first RWA program as a 7th grader at PS43. Through high school she has been a valuable contributor to our ongoing efforts and today she continues to work with us as a practicing intern while she attends Hunter College. Hear more about Jadel's story.