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. Always free of charge to youth participant.
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.
64 percent of Black/African-American children cannot swim versus 40 percent of Caucasian children.
Children age 14
and under, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional death
of all commercial boat Captains are Black/or African American
Black / Latino American commercial cruise ship Captains ever in an industry that dates back to the 1800's
StreetWaves Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization whose mission is dedicated to empowering and mentoring 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.