A great coach had a vision that the next generation of dragon boaters will exemplify the sport. These youths will not only gain confidence, become stronger, and learn the true meaning of teamwork, they will use what's learned on the boat to better their lives and those in the community around them. They will have a chance to learn the qualities necessary to become good leaders, get exposed to various scholarship and internship programs, and are mentored by some of the best young professionals in the Boston area!
With our coaching, 10 youths who have never touched a paddle before, came together in one short month and emerge to place 9th overall in their inaugural year! Hana Ohana competed against adult club teams with a full crew of 20 paddlers from all over the Eastern region. Our boat of 16 paddlers paddled hard together and achieved something no one thought we could do.
Youth membership is free and includes practice time, coaching, and free entry into the annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival. Contact us today!
We thank our long term sponsor, Atlantic Wharf for making this program possible! We are constantly looking for more partnership opportunities to develop and grow our youth programs. Please contact us today!