Surfrider Foundation launched the QUAD youth service program in 2008 in response to overwhelming interest across the country from young people that wished to become more involved in Surfrider Foundation’s activities on their campuses and communities. The program has grown to a wide range of activities including organizing a club and initiatives based on project-based learning. These range from beach clean ups to eliminating single use plastics on-campus to greening your campus.
The Texas Coastal Bend is proud to welcome the King High School Surf Club as the first school in Texas to become part of the QUAD program. You guys & gals rock!
Surf Camp For The Disabled
Each year for the past 12 years the Texas Coastal Bend Surfrider Chapter has hosted a surf camp for the Disabled. The camp has been held in different location on Coastal Bend beaches with Port Aransas being the current location of the last few camps. Each June campers from a program called Make Promises Happen located near Oklahoma City make the trip down to the Texas Coastal Bend to meet up with volunteers from all over the state to experience the thrill of riding a wave. The camp is held in the evening for two days and when it’s over it’s hard to tell who had the most fun the campers or the volunteers. This event has become one of our largest and most popular events and it’s guaranteed that everyone will leave totally stoked.
The event is open to anyone with disabilities. Volunteers are welcome to participate, surfing experience is not required.
Skip The Plastic is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.
“TXCBC volunteers help Corpus Christi’s Storm Water Department twice a year to apply medallions on storm drain inlets in selected areas of the city. We also distribute educational brochures informing homeowners about their role in reducing the negative impacts of urban runoff. Email us for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org“
The TXCBC recently received a grant to buy units to collect cigarette butts at selected areas on local beaches and piers. Look for the units in the near future.