Family Medicine Helps "Rocking the Boat"

posted Jan 21, 2014, 1:22 PM by Blh Webber   [ updated Jan 21, 2014, 1:37 PM ]
The Department of Family Medicine at Bronx Lebanon Hospital has been collaborating with the community based organization Rocking the Boat.  Rocking the Boat uses boats to help young people challenged by severe economic, educational, and social disadvantage develop into empowered and responsible adults.  During the school day, after school, and during summers members participate in hands on wooden boat building and on water education programs, young people in the South Bronx develop the self confidence to set ambitious goals and the skills needed to achieve them.  The organization serves over 2,700 young people and community members annually.  Kids don't just build boats at Rocking the Boat, boats build kids.  Family Medicine has provided health education classes, participated in career days and contributed financially to Rocking the Boat as well as attended their annual fundraiser.
For more information regarding Rocking the Boat visit them at http://www.rockingtheboat.org/