It is our belief that an individual is lead, sculptured and influenced through three major elements.  These elements have a direct effect on  one’s self-esteem distinctly modify how an individual interacts with, serves, and shows respect for others.

It is through these elements we begin the process of shaping an individual’s character and promote the incentive to become a positive contribution to themselves, their family and their community.

These key elements are as follows:



To INSPIRE someone requires effort within one’s self, the instructor, the teacher.  One must lead from the front as an exciting and positive role model for others to follow and one must have the characteristics that others value and respect.

To ENCOURAGE requires the instructor or leader to take action on behalf of the student or pupil.  They must provide support, build confidence and nuture a positive environment in order for the student to achieve success.

To ACHIEVE, an individual or student attains fulfillment by completing objectives.  In order to succeed, the student must have the desire, the mindset and the means to reach and set personal goals.

Through  strong leadership and exciting activities, we INSPIRE our youth to become involved in our programs. We ENCOURAGE youth to assert themselves and challenge their abilities to develop their self- confidence.  By promoting self-esteem in a positive, structured environment, and by providing merit-based programs, our youth ACHIEVE objectives by setting and meeting personal goals.


Many may be unaware that the backwater ecosystems, locations where aquatic overflow and terrestrial landscapes converge, are often important major components to wetlands which support some of the most diverse plant and animal species to be found in the world.

These systems offer an abundance of nutrients for plants which in turn provide dense cover and food for the survival of many insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. It is this diverse habitat and rich environment which best represents the wealth of learning opportunities and personal growth our youth acquire while attending our events and training programs.

The three major elements are represented in the three tier depiction of our cattails logo.

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