WALKING FOR WATER WEST

NEW VIRTUAL WALKING FOR WATER!!

JUNE 27th and 28th

We are excited to announce our first ever Virtual Walking For Water!!! Our high school groups on both the East and West Coasts are determined to stay inspired and are creating this Virtual Walking for Water event. They are passionate and excited to find this way to generate donations and still be able to help provide water wells and education to those in Africa and India. The event will stretch over two days – June 27th and 28th from 11am to 1pm.

Grab your WFW2020 T-Shirt Today. CLICK HERE.  

GO TO VIRTUAL EVENT PAGE 

VIRTUAL WALK

NO LIVE WALK THIS YEAR – SO WALK A ROUTE ON YOUR OWN AND POST IT WITH THE HASHTAG #WALKINGFORWATER2020

SILENT AUCTION

WE LOVE MODERN TECHNOLOGY! WE ARE PLANNING TO SET UP A VIRTUAL SILENT AUCTION WITH LOTS OF GOODIES FOR YOU!

SPONSOR

CONSIDER SPONSORING A HIGH SCHOOLER ON THEIR SOLO WALK! OR DONATE BELOW! FUNDS DIRECTLY SUPPORT WS PROJECTS

ABOUT THE WEST COAST CLUB

OUR MISSION 

To support Wisdom Spring to increase the number of wells built in Africa, India, and other locations in the future. To support sanitary drinking water with the goal of improving the lives of countless individuals, and education support for kids.

Wisdom Spring’s teen youth project Walking for Water, has raised over $350,000 through fundraisers on both coasts to assist the people of Burkina Faso, Ghana and India, by building wells that provide clean sustainable sources of water and supporting students with tuition for school and other needs.

Together in partnership with Wisdom Spring, the high school clubs have supported the creation of 30 wells. The Laguna High School Club is in its 5th year!

Each well provides clean water for about 1,000 people.

VIRTUAL WALK JUNE 27-28!!

WHERE WISDOM SPRING WORKS

The club support of Wisdom Spring helps them work in different locations of need. Wisdom Spring has placed wells in parts of West Africa, including Burkina Faso and Ghana, as well as in India. There are also potential projects in Kenya and Nepal. We are focusing our efforts as a club in Asia for the 2019-2020 year due to the political climate in the parts of Africa worked in previously, as it would be unsafe to implement well projects.

The projects in India are done in conjunction with the Phen-Dey Foundation, which is a local non-profit here in Laguna Beach. The partnership continues to inspire us and we look forward to collaborating with them in future projects.

WATCH

20 MILES A GLASS – TEASER from Colter Johnson on Vimeo.

20 Miles A Glass is a documentary about the non-profit organization, Wisdom Spring which partners alongside LBHS Walking for Water. Wisdom Spring works with high schools and their communities across the United States to bring clean drinking water to rural areas around the world. In the last decade, Wisdom Spring has installed over twenty-five wells in Sub-Saharan Africa which provide clean, safe, and accessible water for thousands of people in the region. To find out more about Wisdom Spring and how you can help solve the water crisis, visit wisdomspring.org. 20 Miles A Glass is a Lifted Films production directed by Colter Johnson. www.colterjohnson.com

SPONSORS

We would like to thank each and every one of our 2019 /2020 sponsors. Thank you for further connecting us to the community, as well as providing opportunities to better the lives of the communities in Africa and India. As our community comes together to raise awareness and funds for Walking For Water, through Wisdom Spring, love spreads from one side of the earth to the other.

OUR TEAM

The 2019 /2020 club this year has seasoned veterans and a few passionate freshman – as well as emerging leaders from the Sophmore and Junior classes. We make sure to hand off the mantle to those coming up through the ranks so that this club can stay active for years to come. We are proud of our accomplishments so far and looking forward to all we will continue to do in the years to come. 

Susan Hough

Susan Hough

Youth Project Leader

Susan created Walking for Water in 2004 with Kristen Karinshak Wood and Sobonfu Somé, who passed away in 2017, and has helped bring kids together every year since. While not only serving as a leader, Susan teaches students about hard work, good values, and how they can make a difference through the project. Susan spends her other time counseling through her business Living Your Gifts.
Wes Abramson

Wes Abramson

Vice President

Wes is one of the 4 current presidents of the club and part of the club the last 2 years, a current senior, and has quickly raised through the ranks. He controls the clubs organizational aspects and helps run club meetings. He feels that in the world there are an innumerable amount of problems and charities, and that he should pick one and make it the best he can. Wes enjoys surfing, mountain biking, and playing soccer.
Nicole Rhyner

Nicole Rhyner

Co-President

Nicole is one of the four current presidents of the club. Being a club member for three years, Nicole helps organize club meetings, contacts business for sponsorships and partnerships, and speaks on behalf of the cause to the public. She firmly believes it important to use her accessible resources to give back to others and to positively impact those in need one step at a time. In her free time, Nicole enjoys hiking, hanging out with friends, and going to the beach. 
Jessica Berk

Jessica Berk

Co-President

Jessica is one of the four current presidents of the club. As a three-year-long member, Jessica has become confident in speaking about what Walking for Water does and why it is so important. While she ultimately works in every facet of the club, her main contributions come from her ideas and her love for speaking to possible donors along with large groups. Jessica believes it is so easy to make a big difference in the world, and that the Walking for Water Club is an amazing outlet to help people make their difference. In her spare time, Jessica loves to hang out with friends, go on adventures, and make a difference.
Madison Rogers

Madison Rogers

Co-President

Madison is one of the four current presidents of the club. Madison has also been in the club for the past 3 years. Madison is known for her verbal skills and ability to get new sponsors. Madison also flourishes when on the local radio and is able to clearly and concisely express the ideas of the club. The club is important to her due to the positive ripple effect the club has on the whole communities it helps. Madison spends her free time at the beach, drawing, or at work.

WFW CLUB LEADERS

GALLERY

The 2019 /2020 club this year has seasoned veterans and a few passionate freshman – as well as emerging leaders from the Sophmore and Junior classes. We make sure to hand off the mantle to those coming up through the ranks so that this club can stay active for years to come. We are proud of our accomplishments so far and looking forward to all we will continue to do in the years to come. 

EVENTS

NEW DATES – JUNE 27th and 28th! All virtual and still lots and lots of fun! 

T H E  W A L K  2 0 2 0

 

WHERE: Virtually (We are working on a plan!) 

WHAT TO EXPECT: The 2020 walk is projected to be the biggest one yet! What we will have:

  • Silent Auction

  • Virtual Walk

  • Sponsor a Kid with their Walk Route

  • Grab a T-Shirt to support the event! 

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