Surfrider Spirit Sessions
Mentoring at-risk and adjudicated youths through ocean awareness, environmental sensitivity and Hawaiian culture.
Surfrider Spirit Sessions’ mission is to serve at-risk and adjudicated youths by teaching ocean awareness, environmental sensitivity and Hawaiian culture via holistic, ocean-based experiential education, mentoring programs and activities that connect, enhance and fill in the gaps within existing nonprofit programs.
KEY SERVICES PROVIDED
Surfrider Spirit Sessions provides adult mentoring services to at-risk, adjudicated and vulnerable youths utilizing the theme of surfing and a curriculum that incorporates Hawaiian culture, life skills and environmental stewardship to help youths make healthier choices. Our programs for boys and girls, ages 10-18, are aligned with seven guiding themes of culturally responsive programs expressed by the Native Hawaiian Education Council. Our curriculum impacts youths on many levels:
Enhances family, peer, adult relationships
Increases connectivity with community
Aids decision-making and ability to contribute to self, family, community
Increases cultural awareness and appreciation
Increases environmental stewardship and awareness
Our adult volunteer mentors work directly with youths to make a real impact in their lives through coaching, listening and being there for them.
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
7th Annual Surf to the
Turf Golf Tournament:
Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at ‘Ewa Beach Golf Club
Golfers, sponsors and volunteers raise funds to support our youth mentoring program that helps at-risk and adjudicated kids stay out of trouble and make healthier life choices.
Spirit Session Core Programs:
Our 2020 Spirit Sessions are scheduled for eight consecutive Saturdays:
Spring: March 7 to April 25
Summer: June 6 to July 25
Fall: Sept. 12 to Oct. 31
Connie Sizemore, Executive Director
Sam Rodrigues, Program Manager
Board of Directors
Honorable Karen M. Radius (Retired), Board President
Annabel Murray, Esq., Board Vice President
Katherine Cho, Board Treasurer
Cynthia Y.H. Derosier, Founder
Gregory Lui-Kwan, Esq.
P.O. Box 1677, Kailua, Hawai‘i 96734