Clubs

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. 


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.


Volunteer Work

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 aesses@manhattanbusinessacademy.org