Learn to Swim Program

Challenge

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 people die from unintentional drowning every single day, and for black children the chances of drowning are “significantly higher than those for whites and Hispanics at every age from five years through 18.” While the risk of unintentional drowning persists throughout childhood, the age when children of color are most vulnerable is 10.

Response

In response to this critical problem, CrossRoads provides swimming lessons for Grier Heights students in grades 6-12 one to two times per week for 6-8 weeks each summer. With the help of our partners and numerous volunteers, CrossRoads not only provides swim lessons but transportation and a meal for these youth.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

If you would like to provide bagged dinners or serve as a chaperone, please contact us.

PARTNERS

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
Grier Heights Presbyterian Church
Johnston YMCA
YMCA of Greater Charlotte

LEADERSHIP

Tijua Robinson