Hurricane Hermine

The first Hurricane to hit landfall in over 10 years in Florida just lashed out across the state last week (the timing of our move...LOL). It made landfall on the Northwestern portion of the state (near the Panhandle). “Hermine” brought some furious wind, rain, and even a few tornadoes with it. We live in Daytona

Goals For 2016 San Diego Chapter

"Goals For 2016 San Diego Chapter" written by Craig Jenkins Urban Surf 4 Kids (US4K), a non-profit 501c that provided mentorship and in water training to San Diego foster youth. Approximately 750 youth will be served throughout the year in our surf clinics. Over 1,400, including  guardians, staff, volunteers and youth will

US4K Expanding to Florida

Happy New Year! Those who know me and my family, know that we love to dream. Just over 6 years ago, we were compelled to start a program called Urban Surf 4 Kids; this program would serve foster youth and blend our passion for the ocean with, most importantly, the call that Jesus gives us—to

Disney vs Urban Surf 4 Kids

This is flat out awesome! Foster youth from Orange County would rather attend a Urban Surf 4 Kids surf camp than go to Disneyland, check out this email! #amazing Here's hoping that you and your family are having a Blessed Day. We are writing to RSVP for the upcoming Surf Camp on May 9th,

Urban Surf 4 Kids “Dreaming of Aloha” mentoring begins!

As many of you know, our program offers foster youth the chance to earn a dream surf & serve trip to Oahu. The trip takes place in December , which places us at several of the top surfing events (Van's Triple Crown & "Eddie Would" Go opening ceremonies). What's actually more important than the trip

Mission Belt supporting “Deck’em Out 4 the Holidays”

We are thankful to have the support of Mission Belt. They have a unique format, as they re invest as much as 20% of profit's back into their fight against hunger & poverty. They also provide micro lending. Pretty amazing......make sure to check out their site- Press Release from Mission Belt- "We are so

Dreaming of Aloha update

Written by Alberto Hernandez- It is that time of the year when the foster youth in San Diego are starting to get excited about the dream surf and serve event that is going to take place in Hawaii in December. Last year, Urban Surf 4 Kids, had the pleasure of taking a group of foster

So Cali Dreaming: We Are Not Statistics!

Written by Alberto Hernandez There are over 463,000 foster youth in the United States. Once these young people age out of the foster care system, many of them, about 51% age out of the foster youth system without employment. Over 50% of those youth end up homeless and over 34% find themselves in trouble with

Importance of Giving Back

Wesley: Tell me a little bit about like giving back, what does that mean to you? You’ve been well documented as a big wave surfer everybody knows that. Talk to us a little bit about Laird that likes to give back. What do you like do? What is your passion in giving back? Laird:  Well