Waves Change Lives
StreetWaves' mission is to expand the opportunities of youth whose socioeconomic, historic and/or cultural differences have excluded them from the ocean and shoreline. Since 2008 we have offered mentorship and educational lessons in swimming, surfing, snorkeling, sailing, boating, ocean awareness and water safety. Our programs are always free of charge to youth participants.
According to the CDC, swimming pool drowning rates among black children aged 5-19 years are 5.5 times higher than those among white children in the same age group.
of Indigenous Americans and 64% of African descendants have not learned to swim versus 26 percent of Caucasians.
of Merchant Mariners are of African decent.
Our empowering after-school aquatics enrichment programs are designed to provide professional instructions in swimming and surfing, teach water/boating safety, share environmental educational and offer exposure to maritime careers. This youth mentorship program serves as a
powerful transformational catalyst for individual expression and personal growth.
The Endless Summer
StreetWaves offers FREE 2-week summer camp sessions to under-served children living in coastal communities. In this outdoor mentorship program, campers learn how to surf, open water safety techniques and strengthen their environmental awareness.
We have partnered with Airbnb's Social Impact Experiences to offer you a unique 2 hour professional surfing lesson that is approved by the World Surf League. Learn to surf today with one of our American Red Cross Lifeguard certified Instructors. All ages welcome.
StreetWaves Corp. is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization whose mission is to empower and mentor under-served youth through swimming, surfing, boating and water safety. Our goal is to inspire and expand the opportunities of under resourced and under exposed children by providing access to get off of the streets and into the ocean. We believe that the majesty of the sea and the mastery of the ocean cultivate courage, confidence, commitment, and character. Our team is dedicated to helping transform the lives of America’s youth by mentoring students through ocean based water sports, environmental education, ocean awareness and marine based activities and careers as they develop their personal foundation through a bonded relationship with the sea.