The Valpo Surf Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Valparaíso, Chile, engages inner-city youth through surfing instruction, academic mentoring and environmental education. They are currently holding a fundraising campaign to raise $30,000 for a large late model van to continue to take surf trips with their students and participate in environmental community service projects.
The VSP currently relies on public buses for transportation which means a big part of their day is devoted to getting to the beach and back. They want to spend more time incorporating swimming lessons and other environmental activities into their programming. A new van will allow the Valpo Surf Project to provide more efficient and safe transportation to their current students and broaden their base of service to children from other neighborhoods in the city, one of their primary goals for this year.
This organization is opening up the sport of surfing and ocean access to youth for whom it was previously unavailable. Visit valposurfproject.com/vanpaign to learn more about the Valpo Surf Project and contribute to a worthy cause.
Three Bates College graduates and their Chilean friend from Valparaíso founded the Valpo Surf Project in 2009. The organization works with a group of 26 students ranging in age from 8 to 18. The VSP aims to double its enrollment in 2011.
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