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LA Rowing Program Helps Inner City Teens Get Into College

MARINA DEL REY (CBSLA.com) —A Marina Del Rey rowing program helps inner-city teenage girls launch their college careers.

Liz Greenberger founded the non-profit “Row LA” in September 2009. It’s the only athletic and academic program working with urban high school girls.

“(I thought) we should really tap into the public high school girls in the city of LA and give them the opportunity to […]

Trained as competitive rowers

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Focused on Their Futures

College counseling will start in the girls’ 9th grade year and will continue through their senior year. Topics covered will vary depending on the student’s year in high school. Parents will attend with the students.

Late Afternoon Practices in the Marina

RowLA girls meet at Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey for rowing training. Coaching is from a launch and in the main channel of the marina.

Olympic Medalist Delights Crowd at RowLA Event

It was a time of fun and learning during RowLA’s “Learn to Row Day” at Mother’s Beach.

The event yesterday attracted nearly 50 people, including Olympic bronze medalist Anita DeFrantz who was on hand to teach rowing techniques.

“It was a fantastic success with lots of new rowers learning from experienced rowers,” said organizer Liz Greenberger. “Having Anita DeFrantz, Olympic medalist and International Olympic Committee member, […]