Surfrider Spirit Sessions has become an essential part of our mission to turn kids away from a life of drugs and crime and transform them into responsible citizens. . . . It is a precious resource that we, as a community, cannot afford to lose.”
~ Judge R. Mark Browning, Senior Court Judge, Hawaii State Family Court
Organizational Goal of Fiscal Solidity
In addition to pursing numerous grants and donations, we are actively seeking to strengthen and diversify our existing funding base and develop alternative means of income generation. Some of the activities we are undertaking include:
We modify our core program format for special groups, hire our youth as assistants and mentors, and charge a fee for service. The fee covers all costs and yields a small profit, thereby offsetting some of our traditional fundraising needs. Successful pilots with visiting youth from Waldorf School Olympia, business teams from the Hawaii Convention Center and Iolani School have the triple benefit of generating income to support our at-risk youth programs; expanding our network of potential supporters and job contacts; and simultaneously providing valuable job experience and self-esteem boosts for our youth. Learn more about our Custom Programs.
Reducing costs and expanding service – equipment
We are assessing the cost benefits of owning surf equipment (as opposed to renting them as we currently do) and determining how to balance additional costs incurred (maintenance, insurance, storage and transportation) against increasing profit margins of fee-for-service projects and the benefits of expanding capacity for special events and serving areas beyond Waikiki.
(see our calendar for current fundraising activities)
- Mentor-Driven Fundraising Competitions
- Youth-Driven Fundraising Activities
- Corporate Sponsorships
- Signature Products line
- Program Franchising / Consulting