LYNN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A non-profit based on the North Shore will start a program this summer to increase opportunities for young people from low-income households to learn how to row.
William Goldenheim, the executive director of the North Shore Maritime Center, said the goal of the center is to eliminate the economic and racial barriers that some face when trying to get involved in water sports, like rowing.
"It is a sport that is historically for wealthy white people and we're trying to change that," said Goldenheim.
This summer the non-profit will be offering camps and lessons in Lynn. Goldenheim added with the help of donations, the camp is open to everybody.
"Money will not be the reason somebody doesn't get on the water," said Goldenheim.
Their hope is to increase diversity and present these kids with new opportunities that had never been available to them before.
WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) Reports: