The Challenge

World Ocean School’s work is vital. We combat student disengagement and apathy. We motivate students from diverse backgrounds 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 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.

- 74% of World Ocean School students are from low-income households.

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