Water Walkers is a watersports-based youth education and mentoring program in Nashville, TN. We aim to build confidence and community among kids who have little exposure to the world beyond the boundaries of the inner-city. By bringing kids outside these limitations and into the beauty of creation, we hope to open a sense of wonder, ambition, and inspiration in their lives.
WHAT WE DO
If school’s out, surf’s up! With three boats, we are able to serve nearly 50 groms (that’s little surfer kids), teaching them to swim, dive, tube, and wakesurf during the summer. We also incorporate a social and emotional curriculum while on the water to help develop character and improve their conflict management skills.
When school is in session, Water Walkers moves inland. We provide tutoring, mentoring, and continued engagement in activities on the weekends such as trampoline parks, playing sports, and service projects throughout the year. Our use of positive reinforcement, unique sports and adventure-based incentives, and nearly 1-to-1 attention keeps the kids engaged in learning and growing in confidence.