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.
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
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.