Shake-A-Leg Miami Foundation Empowers, Mentors, Teaches, Encourages, Helps, Loves all children. We work with children with Physical, Emotional, and Mental disabilities through Water Activities; such as Boating, Sailing, Kayaking, Swimming. Children learn about Florida Resources and Science from a Teacher based Staff.
The Education & Mentoring program teaches high school students boating skills and how to help children with special needs improve their motor and social skills
Children participating in the We Can Sail Program enjoying a Motor boat ride with their mentors
Wheelchairs left on the dock as participants sail on the accessible sail boats with the University of Miami PT students, For the past 25 years disabled sailors have taught University Miami PT students how to sail on Biscayne Bay.
Summer camp participants of all abilities heading down to the dock to begin their day out on the water
Youth kayaking. Children of all abilities learn to kayak together, build friendships, and share memories.
We Can Sail
The We Can Sail Program provides an environment of 'kids helping kids' where youth with disabilities can participate in activities such as sailing, kayaking, fishing, and snorkeling with their able-bodied peers, mentors and family members. Youth living in Miami-Dade County have fun while developing their proficiency in water sports in an environment that promotes social interaction between people of all abilities in an inclusive setting.
Children are paired up with high school mentors to learn life skills, build confidence, and make friends. We Can Sail trains high school students (disabled and able-bodied) to become volunteer mentors and role models. While the mentors become big brothers and sisters to the younger kids, the children with disabilities also become teachers to the mentors.
High school and college students make up a key component of We Can Sail. Volunteers are trained to work with children through the Shake-A-Leg Miami's Master Mentor Training Program.
Veterans & Adult Programs
The Veterans & Adult Program are specially designed to be fully accessible for people with disabilities and are offered in an inclusive environment. Programs for Veterans with disabilities are designed to serve Veterans, their families and the military community.
Our new Wellness Center features a full service Pilates and Fitness Studio, offering seminars and clinics related to health and wellness. Wellness programs are complemented with water sports and community service activities.
Education & Mentoring Program
The Education & Mentoring Program is designed to educate students to work with special needs populations, learn water sports and become advocates. Teens learn valuable life lessons, accumulate significant community service hours and make life-long friendships. Their experience will assist them with the college application process.
Shake-A-Leg Miami Summer Camps
Children of all abilities and ages learn about marine science, ecology, boating skills, and the natural history of Florida. Biscayne Bay becomes a living laboratory as campers sail, kayak, and explore the environment. At the same time, they make lifelong relationships with other children and adults while building their own self-esteem.
David P. MIlian, Esq
Brian San Miguel
President & Founder
Mr. Harry R. Horgan
Director of Operations
Marketing and Communications Manager
Wellness Center Manager
Education and Mentoring Manager
Weekend & Youth Manager
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.