For over 20 years, the CYC Dragon Boat program has organized diverse middle school and high school-aged youth to compete in dragon boat races throughout California. This sports program gives youth a chance to engage in health and fitness, make strong connections, and develop important life skills—all while having fun. The CYC Dragon boat program is the only community-based team in the city. We accept any and all willing participants with no previous experience and provide all the necessary equipment. Training is three times per week at Lake Merced but in addition there is focus on helping youth build life skills through workshops (CPR, nutrition, stretching), service learning projects, team building activities, and volunteering at community events. This program also trains youth to be leaders through a peer-to-peer mentorship model where youth are empowered to lead practices and take ownership of the team.
For more information, please contact 415-775-2636 or [email protected]