November 26, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Paul Daley
HRMM YouthBoat Open House
Come find out what YouthBoat has to offer!
KINGSTON, NY – The Hudson River Maritime Museum will host an open house for prospective students at the Museum’s Wooden Boat School, 86 Roundout Landing, on Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30pm. Come learn more about the YouthBoat program and meet the program’s instructors. Students and parents will be able to tour the workshop, ask questions and see the work of our current students. The open house is open to the public free of charge.
YouthBoat is a free afterschool program for teenagers, ages 14-18. It is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-5pm, starting January 29, 2019 and ending May 30. YouthBoat is designed to empower youth, build character and foster teamwork through traditional craft of wooden boatbuilding and on-the-water activities. In YouthBoat, students from diverse backgrounds work alongside skilled shipwrights and craftspeople. Through boatbuilding students put science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills to work as they follow building plans, use specialized tools and materials, and solve problems.
This program is funded by private donations so that all teenagers can participate regardless of their financial situation. Students can download an application from our website at hrmm.org/youthboat.html and return it in person or by mail to Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Roundout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401 by Friday, January 4, 2019. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted in early January. For more information, please contact Paul Daley at 845-338-0071, extension 11.
About the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Located along the historic Roundout Creek in downtown Kingston, NY, the Hudson River Maritime Museum is a 501C3 not for profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries. HRMM opened the Riverport Wooden Boat School in 2016 and the Riverport Sailing School in 2017.