Description
SwimSailScience (SSS) is a no-cost, fun, three-week program for Boston Public School students going into grades 4, 5, and 6 who are identified at being at risk of summer learning loss and who can most benefit from summer programming. The program participants are from low-income neighborhoods, have behavior and/or learning disabilities, have emotional issues, and are disadvantaged. During our program we provide students with three hours of sailing lessons, one hour of swimming lessons and one hour of hands-on, engaging science lessons. The students who attend also receive transportation to and from the sailing center, breakfast, lunch, and reusable water bottles all at no cost.

Responsibilities
Ride on the buses to ensure students get to and from the sailing center each day
Monitor students' behavior while on the buses
Pick up and distribute breakfast and lunch each day
Walk students from the sailing center to and from the swimming lessons
Help with behavior management of students
Sit with students who are removed from the group because of poor behavior
Play games and engage students during down time
Attend all 4 days of staff orientation
Attend staff meetings
Be a cooperative member of the Youth Program staff
Maintain a fun, positive, friendly atmosphere for your students
Instill a sense of respect and safety for the Courageous fleet, Boston Harbor, and for each person

Qualifications
Interest in working with underserved populations and students with behavioral difficulties
Outstanding behavior management and teaching skills
2-3 years of direct teaching experience at schools, camps, or other informal learning settings
Current First Aid/CPR certification
Positive and enthusiastic attitude
Team-oriented
Excellent references
A passion for sailing, the ocean, the environment and working with kids

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Jake Denney

Adult Program Director
adultprogram@courageoussailing.org
617-242-3821 x14

DISCLAIMER: Courageous’s sailing season runs from May 1 to October 31. Basic Keelboat Complete course must be taken over two consecutive weekends, Saturday and Sunday from 10-4:30 each day, and completed before October 31. At the conclusion of your course, you’ll need to demonstrate competency and knowledge of sailing basics in order to sail as a member. Courageous membership includes access to our fleet of 25 Rhodes 19 keelboats, plus free or discounted member activities like cookouts, camping trips, moonlight sails, racing, and more.