Sink or Swim: Youth Venturer Laura White Shares the Love with Swimming

Youth Venture Teen Ambassador Laura White is a former competitive swimmer who decided to use her talent and passion for good – she teaches swimming to lower income children through her organization Wild and Water Swimming. Watch the video to hear her story.

More About Laura

Laura has been involved in service for a very long time. In her sophomore year of high school, Laura and her venture team, with the support of Youth Venture, started Wild and Water Swimming, a nonprofit organization that provides free swimming and water safety lessons to low-income children. Laura also served for two years as the President of the Youth Service Advisory Board of Hands On Atlanta, and started a club at her high school called Helpings Hands, which engaged other students in Hands On Atlanta projects. Laura is also the Founder of the Dream Prom Project, a program that works with Enchanted Closet to provide high achieving low-income high school senior girls with their dream prom. In the fall, Laura will be starting her freshman year in college as a Tulane University Honors Student and plans to double-major in Social Policy and Practice and Environmental Studies.

Want to start up your own organization to make a difference in your community? Visit Youth Venture to find out how you can get a grant to fund your big dream, they have supported I and thousands of other young people to change the world a person at a time. Whatever your talent or interest is there is a way for you to touch somebody’s life today – what are you waiting for?


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Julene, editor of Dreamer ENT, is a young dreamer, entrepreneur, artist, writer and speaker who loves to create to inspire others. She founded her own creative media company, Envibrance Studios as a teen, and runs an inspirational apparel & product line. Visit her website online at

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