June 22, 2019
Support us for Paddle for Promise as we bring back a classic event on the Delaware: the circumnavigation of Petty’s Island. The three hour paddle will start and end at Wiggins Marina in Camden. Fifty fundraising paddlers will paddle in five-25’ voyageur canoes. We are bringing back this once historic event circling the island that will soon be a nature preserve and highlight the Back Channel and the confluence of the Cooper and Delaware Rivers where UrbanPromise youth lead paddling tours throughout the summer. Join Bruce and the UPI staff as we seek to raise funds for summer camps in Africa
There are many challenges facing youth in Africa, including food shortages, lack of educational opportunities, early marriage, and the effects of the HIV/Aids pandemic. UrbanPromise International's ministries seek to offer holistic support to over 3000 children each year through after-school programs, tuition-free schools, and summer camps. Our camps provide spaces for children to engage in creative arts, explore new places, play games, and be mentored by caring staff.