Why Train Young Leaders?
How the Program Works
Another example is *Nikki whose family moved to the community in 2019. Her sisters soon became involved with Water Walkers. Not wanting to stay in the house while her sisters were having a good time, Nikki decided it was time to try Water Walkers for herself. She recalls going to the lake and rock climbing as some of her early experiences.
She has enjoyed the various outdoor activities, saying, “I tube with the best people ever… Sometimes, we’ll go out and learn about bugs, trees, and nature and stuff; that’s like biology.” She has also benefited from help received with her school work. “My grades are off the roof now,” she proclaims proudly. She credits the Water Walkers’ education program with helping her stay more focused, especially in math.
Nikki turned 15 earlier this year and qualified to apply for Water Walkers’ Leadership program. She has enjoyed those experiences also because she gets to participate in all the activities and help younger kids stay safe and have a good time. Regarding her involvement with Water Walkers, Nikki says, “Being around the kids has made me so happy… It feels like a family… being here is really happy!”