Congressman Joe Courtney visited New England Science & Sailing’s (NESS) New London Community Boating facility at Greens Harbor Beach on Friday, May 20.
While there, the Congressman sailed with a select group of students from Bennie Dover Jackson’s STEM Magnet Middle School on one of NESS’s Sonars. The group participates in NESS programs during the 2015-16 academic school year.
“It’s always great to see the quality of programs that NESS has to offer,” said Congressman Courtney. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to sail with these students and witness their progress. NESS programs keep getting better and better.” The Congressman previously sailed with the students from the STEM Magnet Middle School, part of the Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London, CT, in May 2015.
NESS receives a federal AmeriCorps grant for the NESS SEA (STEM Education Ambassador) AmeriCorps program which places 10 AmeriCorps members in New London schools and organizations to work with students year-round. In 2015, NESS served approximately 1,500 students through its partnership with New London Public Schools (NLPS). In March 2015, NESS brought New London Community Boating under its management to offer sailing and ocean adventure programs to more students in New London.