Mission & Vision
Shake a Leg Miami is a 501(c)3 organization that has worked in partnership with the City of Miami for the past 23 years. SALM is located on the waterfront of Miami’s beautiful Biscayne Bay, and enjoys facilities which include a marina with a variety of boats and kayaks, a boatyard and boat repair area, multipurpose classrooms with computers, a multimedia lab, a rooftop observation deck and, most importantly, two islands (Eco Islands) on Biscayne Bay
Shake-A-Leg Miami’s mission is to be the premier global destination utilizing the marine environment to improve the health, education and independence of children and adults with physical, developmental and economic challenges, in an inclusive community setting
Our Vision is to be a global destination for people with disabilities and their families while inviting community members of all ages and abilities to have fun, be inspired, develop friendships and launch dreams.
Children and adults with disabilities and their families need a place where they can recreate together, have fun, learn and grow in a fully inclusive environment. Children with disabilities have the same needs for leisure, friendship, and social participation as their non-disabled peers. We can make that happen! Many disabled children are less likely to actively partake in organized leisure activities and are less likely to engage with peers outside of school. Furthermore, these children are significantly less physically active and are thus at increased risk for various health issues associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Participation can change that.