We Walk with Shawn is connecting communities across the country by hosting neighborhood walks. Shawn's newly incorporated certified charity, More Thank A Walk, Inc., a 501(c)(3), will allow Shawn to focus full-time on delivering a mission of building community through education, fitness, and the arts. Shawn and his friends completed a 25-city campaign in cities across the nation to continue his mission, specifically in areas where individuals have reached out to him asking for support.
Shawn is a 32-year-old Black man who has lived in the same neighborhood his entire life with his family, who have lived there for over 50 years. When he became fearful of walking in his own neighborhood alone, Shawn posted on Nextdoor and Facebook. His neighbors quickly volunteered to walk with him, behind him, and alongside him. When he showed up for his walk on June 4th, over 75 neighbors were there to support him. This is how #WeWalkWithShawn was born. Since this first walk, Shawn has organized local and national walks to help others who feel the same way he has.
#WeWalkWithShawn's mission: We Walk With Shawn is a multi-faceted project focused on strengthening communities by connecting neighbors, discussing important topics, and empowering Black and brown people through walks and conversation. Shawn's mission is to unite neighborhoods and empower others to get to know one another better, regardless of race or walk of life.