UPCOMING EVENTS

Wed, May 30 Sedge Island (Invitational)

Sedge Island (Invitational)

When

Wednesday, May 30

Where

Barnegat Bay

What

A three day, two night marine biology-focused expedition for the freshmen class at Barnegat Bay in New Jersey.  Students will study the natural marine habitats of the Barnegat Bay and present oral reports on a marine related topic at the end of the trip.

Sat, Jun 2 UP Dragon Boat Team Regatta (Independence Dragon Boat Regatta)

UP Dragon Boat Team Regatta (Independence Dragon Boat Regatta)

When

Saturday, June 2

Where

Schuylkill River
Kelly Drive
Philadelphia
PENNSYLVANIA

What

In 2016, UrbanPromise competed in the Independence Dragon Boat Regatta for the 2nd consecutive year and placed 1st in the 500M C Major Final in the mixed division with a team of UP youth, staff, and volunteers.  For the 2016 race, the UP Dragon Boat Team was able to practice in UP's very own dragon boat, built by the graduating classes of 2018 and 2019 from UrbanPromise Academy.  In 2017, UrbanPromise hopes to compete with a team in both the youth and mixed divisions.  

Sat, Jun 9 Urban BoatWorks Boat Launch

Urban BoatWorks Boat Launch

When

Saturday, June 9

Where

Cooper River Yacht Club
250 S Park Dr
Collingswood
NJ
08108

What

Each year, upon the completion of the academic year, the students of Urban BoatWorks are invited along with their friends and families to launch the boats they have made onto the water.  Following a brief ceremony, participants spend the morning paddling their crafts on the Cooper River Lake and enjoying the fruit of their year-long labor in the boat shop.  For many participants, this is their very first time on the water, especially in a vessel they have built themselves!

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In The News

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Saturday, June 29, 2013
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