My idea is to bring the ocean (and water craft riding) to those children who have had a disadvantaged start in life, to help develop a sense of connection, belonging and purpose in each child.
The power of the ocean and water craft riding is known to have positive mental and physical health effects. As surfer I know this first hand. It also offers a way to connect people with people and people with nature, offering connection to others, and a sense belonging - so often lacking in today's society. I want to run a program that offers disadvantaged youth the opportunity to develop an awareness, respect for, and connection with the ocean and each other through ocean visits and water craft (body-board surfboard etc) lessons in a fun supportive group environment.