Shore Corps Program

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

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The Shore Corps Program is our most popular teen program; providing high school students with hands-on experience working on environmental conservation, community planning/design, and civic engagement projects that allow them to hone their skills in public speaking, team-building, and outdoor recreational activities.

Shore Corps serves as a platform for teens to cultivate a roadmap for their high school and post-high school journey, become more civically engaged, and inspire other young people in the Rockaways. The program is designed to teach students to advocate for themselves and the environment by addressing challenges and issues within their community. 

Students also meet with invited guests and professionals in science, urban planning, and careers in the public-sector to learn more about careers in various fields of science. 

RWA is a College Access Research & Action (CARA) partner and provides additional support for high schoolers to be better prepared for the college application process. 

Any student in 9th-12th grade by the beginning of the school year (September) is eligible to apply. Submit the online application to be included in the selection process. After submitting, applicants will be contacted by staff with details regarding the interview process. 

Students must participate in class one day per week afterschool as well as community events, one weekend/month. 

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

Class days/times: Tuesdays OR Thursdays  4:00 - 6:30 PM 

Dates:  Fall Session: September 18th - December 18th, 2018
             Spring Session: February 7th- June 12th, 2019 

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

Special thanks to our 2018/19 Shore Corps Sponsors: NYC DYCD Compass Explore program, Levitt Foundation, New York Community Trust, and NYC Department of Environmental Protection.