Many kids facing issues in today’s complicated world often feel they don’t have a voice in the things that happen in their life. We are committed to creating an atmosphere where everyone’s input is valued and regarded. We encourage kids to take on volunteer responsibilities and leadership roles within our program. In doing so, we cultivate a sense of confidence, independence and importance within each individual.
The environment we create is balanced and harmonious where thoughts and creativity can be expressed without judgement. We provide the building blocks for motivation, self-confidence, well-being and personal enrichment. Having an opportunity to be in charge and help others gives kids a platform to turn anger into compassion. They experience a sense of control over their life which can be incredibly healing and empowering.
One of our biggest mantra’s is “dogs are always communicating, you just have to listen”. The same is true for kids. They have a voice, you just have to listen!
Not being able to choose my own fate for my life has put me through emotional storms that I was not able to control. It felt as if my life was falling apart, and you might feel that way right now. You feel like you're free falling into an abyss of loneliness and depression, but all it takes is to find that light and realize that there is a way out. You can become the person you always wanted to be and get to have what we all need... freedom. All it takes is to find your voice. ~Reese
Reese is West's sister. She inspired our "give kids a voice" initiative & is actively involved in our program & community outreach
Register for a give kids a voice session
If you'd like to join us for a Waves of Empowerment session, or are interested in other activities, or you'd like to surf with Ricochet, please complete this registration form.
Volunteer with us
In addition to our veteran and special needs volunteers, we are always looking for water men and women, photographers, videographers, cheerleaders and friends! Just visit our volunteer opportunities page. We have opportunities both locally and globally, so it doesn't matter where you live... you can still get on board!