November Decency Ambassadors in front of a mural by Peter Waldner at the Shelter Island School. From left, Alexandra Brush, Emmett Cummings, Junior Gil, Bazzy Quigley-Dunning, Jade Samuelson and David Neese.
On December 4, 2017, Decency, a new school outreach program, began a partnership with Shelter Island School District. The program is a grass-roots movement dedicated to inspiring the concept of decency in everyday life — in both conversations and actions.
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Participants in ‘Rocking the Boat’ hard at work on their wooden H12 boat.
On Wednesday, July 25, the Shelter Island Yacht Club (SIYC) will host a race and dinner for participants of the “Rocking the Boat” program, a non-profit youth empowerment initiative that offers boat building, environmental science education, and youth sailing and rowing to at-risk high school students in the South Bronx — the nation’s poorest congressional district.
Their slogan? “Kids don’t just build boats, boats build kids.”