October 19, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lana Chassman
Director of Public Relations
845.338.0071 x 15
HRMM’S RIVERPORT WOODEN BOAT SCHOOL
LAUNCHES FUND DRIVE FOR ITS YOUTHBOAT PROGRAM
KINGSTON, NY - HRMM Executive Director, Lisa Cline, announces a “pre-launch” fund drive for a new Riverport Wooden Boat School program – Riverport YouthBoat – designed for middle and high school students enrolled in alternative education programs.
“To help the museum off-set the costs of necessary tools and supplies, we have decided to host an impromptu fund drive! The generous support of our community will help make this YouthBoat program a success for these teens,” says Cline.
Riverport YouthBoat is the Museum’s latest offering to area youth, and designed to build character and develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through wooden boatbuilding projects and on-the-water activities. Students from diverse backgrounds will work alongside experienced craftsmen to learn and problem-solve in a challenging and innovative hands-on environment, complementing classroom learning.
RWBS staff member, Wayne Ford, a graduate of the Rockport Apprentice Shop in Maine and shipwright for over twenty years, will work with these Ulster County BOCES students and area students in this afterschool program to build a 12-foot New England wherry.
The museum will accept any of the following items – in good-working order -- or monetary donations ear-marked for specific tools. Contributions will be acknowledged in the shop.
Please contact Lisa Cline at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845.338.0071 x 20 regarding contributions to the museum’s new Riverport YouthBoat Program. ###
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries.
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