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Our Programs

Since 2008, StreetWaves has provided professional level instruction in swimming, surfing, boating and ocean safety education. Our programs are free of charge to youth participants and serve as a powerful transformational catalyst for individual expression.

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Our afterschool aquatics enrichment program is a vital opportunity for underserved children to learn about water safety and swimming skills. Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), African American children are three times more likely to drown than their white peers? This statistic highlights the importance of providing access to swimming lessons and water safety education for all children, especially those from underrepresented communities.

In this program, children will have the chance to learn from experienced instructors in a safe and supportive environment. Participants will learn basic swimming strokes and techniques, as well as water safety skills that will help them to be more confident and comfortable in and around water. By building these skills, children will be better equipped to protect themselves and their peers from the dangers of drowning.

Beyond the physical skills of swimming, the program will also incorporate important information about water safety, including how to recognize and respond to potential hazards in and around water. Children will learn about the importance of wearing life jackets and other safety equipment, as well as how to perform basic rescue techniques.

This afterschool aquatics enrichment program is a valuable resource for underserved communities, providing access to life-saving skills and knowledge that can make a difference for children and families. By learning to swim and practicing water safety, children can gain confidence and take important steps towards a healthy and safe future.


The kids and cops offshore fishing experience is an exciting and unique opportunity designed to bring together children and law enforcement officers in a fun and positive environment. Participants will embark on a fishing adventure to the open waters, where they will learn the fundamentals of fishing and engage in team-building activities. This experience is not only a chance to bond and create lasting relationships between kids and cops, but it is also an opportunity to promote healthy outdoor activities that can benefit both physical and mental wellbeing. Through this experience, kids will gain an appreciation for nature and the environment, as well as learn about safety and responsibility on the water. Ultimately, the kids and cops offshore fishing experience is a fun and interactive way to promote positive interactions and healthy lifestyles between children and law enforcement officers.

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Designed to expose under-represented youth to the maritime industry; focusing on boating safety, safe navigation, maritime careers and "blue economic" opportunities.


Designed to provide surfing, ocean safety skills, environmental education, social skill development and mentorship to underserved communities during the summertime.



Customized swimming, surfing and stand-up paddleboarding lessons for groups and individuals.

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