MBA students are well rounded and participate in a wide variety of clubs and activities. Here are a few of our favorites:
Hudson River Sailing
Sail Academy recruits 9th grade students from seven public high schools who need support in math and science and engages them in a year of academic after school programming using sailing and boat building as its mediums. The curriculum is based on the methodology of experiential, student-centered, discovery learning; math, science, and character-building are taught through concrete, hands-on situations in small groups led by positive, responsible role models. Upon completion of each trimester, students may earn academic credit. During the fall and spring, students sail on J-24s at our Pier 66 boat house on the Hudson. During the winter, students build 9-foot wooden Optimist dinghies on the campus of one or our partner schools. We partner with Brooklyn Boatworks on the design and curriculum around boatbuilding.
MBA students are very active in the community. Every year MBA students dedicate hundreds of hours of community service to various organizations. To become involved in a project contact firstname.lastname@example.org
National Honor Society
Dress to Impress, Toy Drive (Christmas), Food drive, charity walks, tutoring after school.
Students will continue to hold "open mic" style meetings, and may fundraise by caroling at school near the holidays, and host a performance in the spring. Select students will also work with Wu and Wayne's musical and provide a "soundtrack".
Field trip to Anime Convention, Field trip to Forbidden Planet, parties such as Thanksgiving party and cosplay party.
Chill Snowboarding and Surf Program
Chill's core youth development program revolves around a six-week curriculum that uses snowboarding to teach life skills and increase self-esteem in participants, at-risk and underserved youth between the ages of 10-18. Our six weekly themes; patience, persistence, responsibility, courage, respect, and pride, provide a framework for learning and personal growth. We use our time on the ride up to the mountain to introduce the weekly theme through an activity, and reinforce the concept during our time on the mountain. This structure allows participants to make meaningful connections to the curriculum while experiencing the innate joy of snowboarding. While snowboarding is our sport-of-choice, Chill is also beginning to offer opportunities for youth to experience the same personal growth and learning through other board sports such as skateboarding and surfing. By connecting with youth on a year-round basis, Chill hopes to have an even more powerful impact on participants.
Time for students who want to work on more advanced or indepedent art projects. Once established: a group art piece to add to the school (TBD by students).
Students will create a safe space to discuss several pressing issues that teenagers deal from day to day. The main goal is to empower its members.
Students will interact with chemicals by engaging in fun and informative experiments.
Global Citizen Club
Students with the help of advisory teachers will maintain the food waste prevention program in the school whereby non perishables from breakfast are collected and delivered to a local shelter.
Students will have opportunity to practice vinyasa yoga, mindfullness and meditation techniques.
Students will learn basic guitar playing skills, show off current skills, and share musical interests.