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Thanks to Judy Goldberg, Women With Disabilities Are on the Water

Amanda Kraus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amanda Kraus

To date, we had never served anyone with disabilities (physical or cognitive), but Judy, in her calm and confident way, re-assured me it could be done. Looking back, neither one of us was sure about the "how" but the desire was certainly there.

There Was a We in We (Part III)

Amanda Kraus | Posted 10.16.2013 | New York
Amanda Kraus

"So you want to take girls who can't swim and put them in narrow boats on my lake, in my park?" "Ummm, yes, but..." "And who is going to pay for t...

There Was No We in We (Part II)

Amanda Kraus | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Amanda Kraus

I don't know if that group of girls know this, but they were the inspiration for Row New York. Next post, I promise, I'll share the story of finding a place to row in New York City.

How a Rowing Boat Can Calm the Nerves

Amanda Kraus | Posted 09.17.2013 | New York
Amanda Kraus

Put a young person (or not so young person) in a rowing boat and ask them to focus on making it go fast for two hours using their entire bodies; of course they will be tired and calm. Turns out, there is more to the story.

How Rowing Helped This Teen Become A Student Success (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 05.29.2013 | Teen

Monique Avin, an 18-year-old who hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., wasn't aware of rowing before her sophomore year of high school. Today, the senior is on t...

Why Girls Should Compete

Amanda Kraus | Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact
Amanda Kraus

How does learning to be competitive as a young woman help her succeed in college and beyond? It's only in being competitive that we ask ourselves to lean in, to go beyond where we are comfortable, to make an effort and see what results.