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Rafting the Rio Bravo

Image Courtesy of Southwest Expeditions

Image Courtesy of Southwest Expeditions

We're going rafting! Well, more like floating, but it's going to be pretty awesome either way. On June 1, we'll be taking youth from the Juvenile Community Corrections program at Families & Youth Inc. on a 2-hour float down our beautiful Rio Bravo.

If you'd like to volunteer or help us out, please contact us!

Aside from the float, we're going to be teaching youth about the long and beautiful history of our own Rio Bravo.

This river, which is now used to separate our two countries, has been a unifier much longer than it has been used to divide. The Rio Bravo has been the lifeblood of pre-historic, Native, Spanish, Mestizo, and American communities for a very, very long time.

We'll be telling the stories that don't often get told about our Rio Bravo. For example, did you know that the Rio Bravo was used as an escape route by Texas slaves looking for freedom?

We're excited to share this experience and this history with our youth. This is .

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