Do you want to make a difference in the lives of young people? With the help of community partners and volunteers like you, Water Walkers uses the transformative power of watersports, outdoor adventure, and education to help youth in Nashville walk on the rough waters of life.
We build confidence and community among kids who have little exposure to the world beyond the boundaries of the city. By bringing them outside these limitations and into the beauty of nature, we open a sense of wonder, ambition, and inspiration in their lives.
Water Walkers was founded with the goal of providing access to watersports and outdoor adventures for youth typically confined to their urban neighborhood. The objective has been to create unique spaces for the kids to have fun as well as build confidence and competencies by facing fears and overcoming challenges.
Water Walkers provides educational enrichment programs year-round (weekly Monday-Friday) to equip students with learning skills so they are reading, writing and completing math on grade level (or above).
Water Walkers offers mental health assessments and weekly counseling to promote and maintain the health, well-being, and connectedness of students, especially if they are dealing with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Water Walkers partners with local churches and agencies to provide food and hygiene products weekly to enhance the physical, mental, and emotional health of young people and their families.
For older teens who qualify, Water Walkers provides a paid 12-month leadership development program consisting of job training, work experience, mentorship, and community.
We aren’t able to have an impact without generous support from donors like you. No matter how big or small, every bit counts. We hope you’ll consider giving and helping us make waves in Nashville.
Whether you’ve got some questions, want to donate an amount over $500, or are ready to jump in and volunteer with us, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!