Grantee Highlight: World Ocean School
Since 2006, World Ocean School (WOS) has been providing transformative experiential education programs for students aboard the historic schooner, Roseway. With funding from CFVI, WOS maintained its efforts despite post-hurricane challenges, offering extracurricular programming to 292 elementary, junior high, and high school students from eight condemned schools in St. Croix during the 2017-2018 school year.
Through this unique program, students are welcomed on board for an experiential education at sea that empowers them to reach their potential as productive, responsible and engaged community members.
Youth from across the island worked 13 hours on average learning geography and history lessons related to St. Croix, as well as physics and math lessons relevant to the Roseway. Of the 292 students, five high school students were given the opportunity to be trained as junior crew members, participating in maintenance with Roseway’s professional crew and receiving US Coast Guard recognized sea-time letters at the end of their service.