Why We Exist
Surfrider Spirit Sessions was created in response to a need expressed by Hawaii State Family Court judges, probation officers and counselors
These needs include:
- adrenalin outlets
- healthy and enjoyable physical activity
- exposure to positive role models
- development of new social circles
- cultural awareness
- improved self-esteem
We support other youth service organizations and help fill the gaps
in existing programs
We provide unique and innovative programs inspired by Hawaiian culture and practices, which are driven by the support of volunteer mentors from our community. Surfrider Spirit Sessions provides a much needed access to a greater positive support network for youth. We help change youth perspectives, attitudes and behaviors, and provide additional support and perspectives to break the cycle of errant behavior.
Providing a safe and nurturing community kids want to be a part of
Surfrider Spirit Sessions provide our participants with a link to a positive community and new identities as good citizens, role models and potential community leaders. Volunteer involvement is heavy, with one or two mentors per student. Youth are literally immersed in a healthy and functional pro-social environment… one they are happy to embrace.