Life changes when love is put into action. MVRC was founded by a group of people who love the Mon Valley and are determine to do something about it. We saw our river as an under-utilized resource; one that we could use to invest in our greatest resource— children. While participating in the Mon Valley Rowing Club, youth will be paired with adults in mentoring relationships, guiding them toward brighter futures.
If you are interested in seeing a whole generation of youth in the Valley scorn the statistics of broken homes, addiction and poverty, partner with us! We are changing lives and would love to have you on our team.
Junior Rowing Program:
The Junior Rowing Program is designed for youth from all the high schools in the Mon Valley (Monongahela to Brownsville), with an emphasis on at-risk youth. The program will offer need-based scholarships so any youth who wants to row can join. The scholarships may include personal development elements such as community service and mentoring. Initially we will be capping our team at 20 students with the vision to grow our team into the largest youth team in Pennsylvania.
There are many benefits to joining the Junior Rowing Program.
- Big Picture Exposure. Rowing presents a big picture of the world as youth compete nationally and regattas are attended by high school, collegiate, and masters teams.
- Strong Work Ethic. Rowing encourages a positive outlook as youth constantly break their own records and advance as rowers.
- College Connections. Rowing is a great means for assistance with college scholarships and admissions.
- Relational Growth. Most importantly, rowing teaches relationship skills as youth learn to be dependable and depend on others in a respectful environment.