Inner City Kayaking Camp Teaches Teens to Persevere Through Adversity
After 9/11, Jesse Stone wanted to do something for the inner city youth. They had not been directly impacted by a traumatic global event, but were already enduring many untold struggles closer to home. That's when she decided to create the Inner City Kayaking Camp for New York City youth.
She chose kayaking as her medium for teaching a variety of life skills that are hard to come by for anyone, but particularly for these young people who have a range of difficult situations. Through embracing the challenges they meet on the water they learn about self-sufficiency, teamwork, and most importantly, how to pick themselves up when times get hard.
"The mission of this camp is to expose kids to a new activity that they never would otherwise have the opportunity to try," Jesse shared, "Realize they can deal with both the great things and the things that don't go perfectly and be all right - you're going to flip over but if you follow good instruction, you're going to be OK."
Watch and learn more about Jesse Stone's program and the work she's doing that gives kids a fresh perspective about going with the flow!
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