The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum welcomes 6-8 grade students to its waterfront campus with the return of CBMM’s Rising Tide after-school program. Launching on September 6, 2016, this year’s program will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. through June 2017. Rising Tide is free for students, with transportation available to and from the Easton Family YMCA.
Rising Tide instructors and volunteers teach students basic boatbuilding skills in a welcoming, relaxed environment. The program works to inspire participants to develop a sense of self-confidence and pride, and facilitate mentorships that provide guidance and support. Students of the program will be encouraged to become more academically prepared to achieve long-term success, whether on a college track or vocational emphasis, having gained skills in mathematics, engineering, team building, and project management.
New students will complete a series of projects, culminating with the building of a toolbox. These toolboxes will be owned and used by the students as they progress through the program. Returning students will complete construction of a railbird skiff.
CBMM’s Rising Tide after-school program is made possible by the Wallace Genetic Foundation. Major support is provided by Sandy and Bruce Hammonds, the Bryan Brothers Building Dreams for Youth Foundation, and the Dock Street Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by the Arthur H. Kudner Jr. Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Penny and John Albertine, Martha and Alfred Sikes, Ellen and Richard Bodorff, and Wiley Rein LLP.