Jason P. Leonard, Assistant Principal at Paul Breaux Middle School in Lafayette, wants to bring Kayaking to a few local schools.

Leonard's goal is to start a kayak club to get kids on the water to show them new things, spark new interests, and also help with their education. His plan is to have the kids pass water safety courses, and then have teachers take kayak trips with the kids to teach about local fauna and flora, history, art and local traditions.

By bringing kayaking to the schools this will give our students a chance to experience outdoor recreation and to learn about a major resource running through our backyard. - Jason P. Leonard

Having discovered the sport through a trip with Pack & Paddle, Leonard realized that kayaking is a great outdoor activity that could help keep kids busy and healthy.

Go Fund Me account has been set up to get the ball rolling, and monies raised will go towards purchasing kayaks, paddles, life jackets, a kayak trailer and other equipment necessary for fun, safe days on the water! Leonard says that once the Paul Breaux Middle's Kayak Club is up-and-running, he will concentrate on putting a club together for Youngsville Middle.

 

Jason P. Leonard, Assistant Principal at Breaux Middle School in Lafayette, wants to bring Kayaking to a few local schools.

Leonard's goal is to start a kayak club to get kids on the water to show them new things, spark new interests, and also help with their education. His plan is to have the kids pass water safety courses, and then have teachers take kayak trips with the kids to teach about local fauna and flora, history, art and local traditions.

By bringing kayaking to the schools this will give our students a chance to experience outdoor recreation and to learn about a major resource running through our backyard. - Jason P. Leonard

Being a fan of kayaking, having discovered the sport through a trip with Pack & Paddle, Leonard says that the funds raised will go towards the purchase of needed equipment to get Paul Breaux Middle's Kayak Club up-and-running. After that, he will concentrate on putting a club together for Youngsville Middle.

Go Fund Me account has been set up to get the ball rolling, and monies raised will go towards purchasing kayaks, paddles, life jackets, a kayak trailer and other equipment necessary for fun, safe days on the water!