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07/20/18 8:00am
DAVE RUBY PHOTOS Participants in ‘Rocking the Boat’ hard at work on their wooden H12 boat.

DAVID RUBY PHOTOS
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.”

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