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Community Boating’s Winter Program

Build model boats, radio-controlled land-sailors, and a 12’ rowboat at your facility or ours.

Volunteers

Volunteer mentors are needed. Would you like to help these young people assert their emerging independence in a safe environment and enable them to broaden their horizons and envision their futures? Mentors work alongside trained staff and use the hands­-on building process to help students improve their math skills, learn to use basic hand tools and much more.  As a mentor you help students to develop teamwork, focus, confidence and perseverance.  Mentors help emphasize planning, communication, literacy, and responsibility.  No experience is necessary but an open mind and commitment to helping others is required.

Boats-By-Kids History

Boats-By-Kids started In 2015 as an education and boat-building program being offered by the New Bedford Community Boating Center at Dennison Memorial Community Center in the south end of New Bedford. Forty-five “Dennison Kids” between the ages of 6 and 15 years old spent an hour a week building model boats, and a 12’ rowboat. The fighting-lady-yellow boat named “Missy D.” is used to row back and forth to our fleet of moored boats.

Yes, we have room for you. Join us this winter at Andrea McCoy Recreation Center on Mondays after school and Saturdays. We are also offering vacation week model building. Call for details. (508) 992-6219

Building To Teach History

The Building To Teach program, developed by Joe Youcha at the Alexandria Seaport Foundation and supported by the Office of Naval Research, uses the hands-on building process to help students improve their math skills, but much more: They learn planning, communication and responsibility in addition to measuring, practice with fractions, and practical geometry. They discover abilities they didn’t know they had and gain confidence. And, they learn math and come to see it as a useful tool in their lives. If you teach math and want to engage your students at a deeper level, come build with us!        www.buildingtoteach.com

Building To Teach in New Bedford

We help students develop comportment, engagement, concentration, preparedness, confidence, and perseverance. The cultural completeness of the maritime setting enables students to address philosophical, historical, language, arts and STEM subjects simultaneously.

Now that the kids, aged 8 to 18, have completed and launched three boats, they are gaining an appreciation for the joy of rowing and sailing, while also learning valuable math skills and how to work as a team.Their perspective shifts through this program. When they step foot on a boat, depart from the land, and look back at the city — The sense of accomplishment is written on their faces.

 

Model Bevin’s

The model boat and full-size boat building projects are specifically designed to be teaching tools, with clear plans and instructions. We use the hands-on building process to help students improve their math skills, learn to use basic hand tools and more. Some of the skills emphasized in the programs are planning, creative, real-world problem solving, and communication in addition to measuring, practice with fractions, and practical geometry. If you teach math and want to engage your students at a deeper level, come build with us!

12 Foot Bevin’s Skiff

Build a Boat! Build a real boat that can be rowed and sailed.
  • Who? Recommended for grades 5 and up.
  • What? Using the Building To Teach program we will build a 12-foot rowing and sailing boat.
  • Where? Our facility or yours
  • Outcome? Students use math, teamwork, problem solving, and perseverance.

The Building To Teach program, developed by Joe Youcha at the Alexandria Seaport Foundation and supported by the Office of Naval Research, uses the hands-on building process to help students improve their math skills, but much more: They learn planning, communication and responsibility in addition to measuring, practice with fractions, and practical geometry. They discover abilities they didn’t know they had and gain confidence. And, they learn math and come to see it as a useful tool in their lives. If you teach math and want to engage your students at a deeper level, come build with us!

We help students develop comportment, engagement, concentration, preparedness, confidence, and perseverance. The cultural completeness of the maritime setting enables students to address philosophical, historical, language, arts and STEM subjects simultaneously.

Our  Boats By Kids Partners

March 30

One March Day March 30th was an exciting day at CBC! Over 100 of the Greater New Bedford’s youth and young adults participated in our programming. Along with our incredible partners, the CBC Team delivered 8 programs that empower students and sailors to become future...

Anchor Academy

As we continue on our first season working with Anchor Academy, we are making great progress toward completing our Bevin's Skiff.

School Vacation Week Program

Dennison Memorial Community Center and CBC Collaboration For the 3rd year CBC and Dennison have teamed up. Less than 8 hours to build a model boat?! Pow - that's right! This year CBC instructors, led by Greg Pimentel, brought in model boat kits and powered through our...

Model Building with OSS

Bevins Skiff Progress

Mid March finds us nearing completion at Andrea McCoy and about half finished at Global Learning Charter...

More Boat Building Fun

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Global Learning Charter school builds a boat.

Build a Boat with CBC

November 23, 2015 For more information contact Richard Feeny at Community Boating. (774) 929-6018 RFeeny@communityboating.org Boatbuilding With CBC Build a Boat! Help us build a real boat that can be rowed and sailed. In the spring, after it is built, choose a color...

“Missy Dennison” a Bevins Skiff built winter 2015

CBC model boat building

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To bring Boats By Kids to your program contact

Richard Feeny

Education Director

(508) 992 6219  Email Richard