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.

- Approximately 3 million students drop out of school each year, and even more are "dropping out" or disengaging from society on a daily basis.

- 75% of U.S. crimes are committed by drop-outs.

- Low-income kids are five times more likely to drop out than other economic brackets.

- 85% of World Ocean School students are low- income and/or underserved.

World Ocean School shows students an alternative to dropping out of society—they can keep learning and thereby build successful lives and communities.