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Compass G i v ing
The Shake-A-Leg Miami sailboats are a happy sight on the waters off Coconut Grove with their physically,
developmentally and economically challenged children and adults at the helm.
TEXT BY SANDY LINDSEY
It’s a sad fact that many disabled children are less likely to take part in traditional leisure activities and less likely to interact with
peers except in school. Shake-A-Leg Miami takes full advantage of its beautiful location on Biscayne Bay to provide people with
disabilities and their families a safe, encouraging environment in which they can “have fun, be inspired, develop friendships and
launch dreams.” They have created a community where “kids are helping kids” with paddling, boat rides and land-based activities.
They also regularly launch their world-famous specialized sailboats that allow the disabled to get out and enjoy a sport they
otherwise would have no access to. They also have programs designed to help adults and opportunities for high school volunteers;