SAN MIGUEL ACADEMY
"San Miguel Academy opened in 2006 as a tuition-free, faith based, 5th thru 8th grade, independent middle school for boys from underserved families. The Academy provides a safe haven for intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth. San Miguel utilizes small class size, extended school days, and an extended school year with a summer program to fight the cycle of poverty through education. Students who attend San Miguel Academy are provided academic, personal and family support to reposition themselves for success in their future endeavors."
The Orange County Rowing Association has partnered with the San Miguel Academy to help develop, and grow a rowing program for their students. By providing access to the river, OCRA is giving these underserved boys a chance to experience a sport that will impart them with life long skills such as a strong work ethic, team work, and camaraderie.