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World Ocean School 

Annual Appeal 2016

This year’s annual appeal is all about keeping our impact deep and effective, expanding our reach, and strengthening our core. Our students inspire us every single day and your support ensures this. We can’t do it without you!

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The Challenge

World Ocean School’s work is vital. It tackles what’s behind the scary statistics concerning kids these days. How? By combating student disengagement and apathy. We motivate underserved kids by challenging them academically, physically, and emotionally in hands-on programs aboard our historic ship, Roseway.

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  • Approx. 3 million high school students drop out each year.
  • 75% of U.S. crimes are committed by drop-outs.
  • Low-income kids are 5x more likely to drop out than other economic brackets.
  • 85% of World Ocean School students are low-income and/or underserved.
  • Over 2,200 students engage aboard Roseway each year.

How World Ocean School Helps

World Ocean School provides programs aboard the historic schooner Roseway that challenge underserved kids academically, physically, and emotionally. Doing this, the way we do it, combats chronic apathy and disengagement which undermine society through increased drop-out rates, substance abuse, crime, and unemployment.

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Get On Board

Hop on board and experience Roseway for yourself. From Boston to St. Croix, and sunset sails to multi-week voyages -- there are plenty of ways to get involved.

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