Pedaling for Peace
February 24, 2011
Getting girls from Monterey County who have never been to the beach is one part of The Wahine Project's mission, as the non-profit extends the opportunity through surfing and ocean ecology classes. More broadly, the group hopes to expose young people to new experiences, forcing them out of their comfort zones.
The Wahine Project and Joselyn's Bicycles host speaker Chris Bornstein as he bikes across North and South America, "to raise money and awareness for organizations and charities who may not have the ability to do so otherwise."
"Chris is an example of a global citizen," says Ybarra. This is precisely the type of consciousness The Wahine Project is after, tapping into a growing global sensibility of surfing as empowerment for disadvantaged youth. Explore Corps in DC partners with girls on Mediterranean shores through the Gaza Surf Club, and Santa Monica’s Surf Bus Foundation provides transportation for inland residents to experience the beach.
Chris Bornstein speaks on his mission to promote peace and environmental awareness through his initiative, Pedaling for Peace. 1:45pm, Friday, 2 | 25 The International School of Monterey, 1720 Yosemite St., Seaside http://pedalingforpeace.com