2017 International Summer Learning Voyage Aboard

Please Note: This Program Is Currently Full For The 2017 Season

Hallah Edutainment (H.E) has partnered with World Ocean School (WOS) to provide a life changing opportunity to the students of New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine. For over ten years, World Ocean School has been delivering an authentic method of experiential education, aboard the national historic landmark schooner Roseway, that empowers students of diverse backgrounds to reach their full potential as responsible, productive, and engaged community members. Now the pedagogy of Hip-Hop will be incorporated into a curriculum that will be offered only to students who participate in this joint venture between WOS and H.E. The curriculum of this program is designed to inspire and motivate students, who otherwise show little interest in school or their communities, by giving them a learning environment that is challenging, authentic and hands-on. World Ocean School for over the last decade, has been working with over two thousand students each year, categorized as everything from at-risk, to socio-economically stressed, to learning disabled. Their programs have been honed to provide students with four key components:

  1. Transformative life skills and character development
  2. Inspiration for academic and vocational advancement
  3. Strong relationships with caring and responsible adults
  4. A safe environment for learning


This combined with Hallah Edutainment’s three R’s of education:

• Recognition• Responsibility, and • Results!

Will achieve these objectives:

  • Give youth a positive alternative to and an escape path from “Gang Life”.
  • Encourage alternative behavioral options, other than violence, to solve emotional crises.
  • Teach effective communication and coping skills while cultivating positive social interaction.
  • Engage youth to become interested in increasing their literacy level and exploring vocations that they are not normally introduce to in urban educational environments.
  • Help youth take advantage of opportunities to achieve success in life.


By taking students out of their normal routine, which for many is disruptive, negative and unhealthy, and immersing them in a completely new learning environment that is removed from life distractions typically experienced in urban and rural communities, they immediately engage in a new way—perhaps a way they did not even know they could. Students build trust quickly amongst their peers and their educators/crew as they discover the important role that each of them plays in the small community aboard the ship. Everyone has a job to do to keep themselves and others safe. They are not only learning in hands-on rigorous academic lessons, they are living aboard and operating a 260-ton ship 24/7 under the supervision of strong role models aboard ship (a ratio of 1:4 professional crew to student) and a safe space in which to live, study, and work, their progress is profound and lasting. By working in small groups and taking on specific tasks with the support and guidance of the educators, students succeed in both academics and the community aboard because of the environment they are in. Unlike traditional classrooms where our students may not be successful; learning aboard Roseway builds meta-cognitive skills such as communication, teamwork, creativity, and time management. Also, because this summer program supports students to succeed in competency-based assessment, students are able to demonstrate knowledge by meeting common core benchmarks within the summer learning modules allowing them to move into a new academic year with the progress they need. World Ocean School’s success lies in the partners with whom we work to recruit the students who could most benefit from their time aboard Roseway, to help nurture their progress academically and socio-emotionally. This International Voyaging Program will specifically partner with Boston Day and Evening Academy, Boston Green Academy, and Hallah Edutainment for that purpose. These students’ needs are different than those of students in traditional high schools because they have been failed by those schools, sometime repeatedly. Their social and emotional needs are different. They struggle with self-confidence and try to compensate for that in a variety of ways from aggressive behavior to total withdrawal. Therefore, they specifically need access to the opportunities that challenge them in unique ways, provide uninterrupted learning time that is engaging and hands-on, and that builds the confidence they need to thrive.

SCHEDULE: This International Voyaging Program will begin on July 11@10am students meet transportation to Boston, Ma., Pick up points (TBA). July 12, 2017, student first day at Boston Day and Evening Academy for two days of classroom preparation for their voyage. These sessions will be from 9:30am-3:30pm each day. On July 14, students will leave the classroom in the afternoon and go to the Moakley Federal Courthouse dock in Boston’s seaport for a 4:30pm boarding of Roseway. Upon leaving the dock at 5:30pm students will be aboard the ship 24/7 until making landfall in Nova Scotia for a multi-day service project, before making the journey back to Boston, arriving at 12pm on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Upon arrival at the dock in Boston, there will be closing ceremonies from 9:30am- 3:30pm. August 2-4, students will do post-coursework and assessment in the classroom at Boston Day and Evening Academy. Students depart for home drop off destinations that afternoon. (TBD) Aboard the ship underway, students will stand watch in a rotating watch schedules:

0700-1300 – A watch (C watch the following day, etc)1300-1900 – B watch (A watch the next day, etc)1900-2300 – C watch 2300-0300 – A watch 0300-0700 – B watch

There will be two formal classes each day, seven days a week:

Science and Humanities 1100-1200 Science session 11200-1300 Science session 2 1300 - lunch1400-1500 Humanities session 1 1500-1600 Humanities session 2

On board Roseway while the program is underway, there will be 33 hours of certified teaching course work, plus out-of-class work with teachers and crew. Additionally, there will be curriculum lessons in navigation, radar, and intro to engineering during each student watch. These lessons will be taught by Roseway educators, Captains and mates. This added program content during the watch schedule constitutes an additional 10-12 hours per day, for more than 215 total program hours for each student aboard Roseway, and 245 program hours including the classroom time prior to and following the voyage. Each student will spend 428 total hours aboard Roseway, and will be issued a formal maritime sea-time letter for their international voyage.