Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Outdoor Nation Grant Report: Empowering Youth of All Abilities

On a rainy day this past July, the ACA worked together with Shake-a-Leg Miami and Florida Bay Outfitters to empower youth of all abilities.

Thanks to funding from Outdoor Nation, 14 Shake-a-Leg high school-aged camp counselors learned ACA instructional technique and basic adaptive outfitting concepts to carry forward for many years. 7 middle school-aged campers with disabilities learned how to be more comfortable in and to have better control over sea kayaks, learning skills that will enable healthy outdoor lifestyles.

ACA Adaptive Instructor Trainer, Joe Moore, said, "It's wonderful to see people smile as they recognize new found potential. "

The ACA was proud to take part in such a meaningful and successful project! Check out the video:

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