Paddle for Promise 2022

You Can Help Change the Future!

(find a paddler here)

We’ve reached $123,668 of our $115,000 goal!

Our future, yours and mine, is made of names. Two of them are Najah and Kionne. Meet the future in this short video clip:

I know these young leaders and I admire them. Najah and Kionne give me great hope about our future. I’m asking you to invest in the future – their future and ours.

This Saturday an armada of 50 canoes will paddle 8 miles down the Christina River and land in Wilmington. It’s a fundraiser for UrbanPromise to provide the jobs that Najah and Kionne discuss in the video. They and dozens of other Teens will participate in our StreetLeader® job training program this year. It is the best workforce development program in the state. 

The StreetLeader role is much more than a job. It is impact, role modeling, and leadership development. It is earned achievement, character development, confidence building, faith engaging, and life changing. Giving our Teens a job as a StreetLeader could be the biggest impact you can make with a gift of support, both immediately and for a better future. 

Make a gift and be a partner in Najah and Kionne’s future!

You can support me and my wife Monica in “Rob and Monica Rock the Boat!” by clicking the button below.

Or visit our Paddle for Promise donation page to support one of the other
50 canoes of great people showing their love for StreetLeaders.

Hope brings life. This event is full of hope and life. Thank you to all involved, thank you for reading this e-mail, and I hope I can thank you for supporting our youth and our future financially. 

God bless you!


Sat. September 17th, 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (depending on your launch time; expect the paddle to take about 2 hours depending on your speed)

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We encourage our paddlers to park at the Wilmington Youth Rowing Association (WYRA) at 500 E Front St, Wilmington, DE 19801.
A bus will drop you off at the launch point and you’ll paddle back to WYRA.

Registration is free – Fundraising toolkit provided. Individuals and Churches are welcome to enter multiple boats and help spread the fun!
We provide the canoes or kayaks – Bring your own if you prefer