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The 4th Annual Walk The Plank is a fundraiser to support underserved Boston students participating in World Ocean School programs aboard the schooner Roseway this summer.

The event will feature 10 lucky people (hopefully you!), chosen by donations on behalf of the community, to take the plunge into Boston harbor from the plank of Boston’s historic tall ship Roseway, docked at Pier 6 in Charlestown.

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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.
  • 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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