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MERGING VETERANS & INNER CITY YOUTH TO

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SOUL RIVER INC

Youth Leader Advocacy


“I love being a part of Soul River.   At Soul River, you are able to find yourself, advance and grow your advocacy and leadership skills. You also get to see yourself transform into this leader that gets out of their comfort zone, takes risks, and strives to make positive change everyday. I live by the thought that I may not be a superhero, but I am the seed and the water to germinate plants for our future. In other words, we are the leaders of tomorrow and we must grow our plants (use our voices, unite together, initiate conversation about change), to see our plants blossom in the future.
 
Whether or not I get to live to see that change occur, I will always be beyond satisfied that I always tried to make a positive impact, was involved, and did as much as I could as the youth leader I am. None of this would be possible without Soul River Inc and to that I am always very thankful towards Chad Brown (Founder & Navy Vet of SRI) for creating this program.

“Like I say, let’s learn, grow, blossom together and unite!” – Yanett Garcia Chavez

connecting through outdoors

Our Mission

At Soul River Inc. (SRI), U.S. veterans mentor inner-city youth through outdoor educational transformative journey of experiences learning the art of fly fishing and fostering community in serene natural settings. Veterans find purpose, healing, community and leadership while empowering inner city youth as mentors. Our program unites inner city youth and veterans through outdoor experiences to build lasting bonds with nature, aiming to bridge urban-veteran divides and cultivate a community of outdoor leaders dedicated to conservation.”

SOUL RIVER INC

Deployment Films

Deployment

Mobilization of youth and veterans from one origin or home to another place of destination, specifically to wild places where wildlife habitat and our wild land or fresh water is under threat. We connect underserved youth to these wild spaces with veterans to observe and implement outdoor education and build our youth into conservation advocacy leaders for tomorrow.

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VETERANS FIND HEALING THROW FLY-FISHING

CBS This Morning


In our series, A More Perfect Union, we aim to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. In this installment, we take a look at the healing power of fly fishing. Jan Crawford went to Oregon and pulled on a pair of waders to see how one veteran is inspiring others with free outdoor adventures.

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