Students at Glendale’s Tobinworld, the pioneering education and treatment center for autistic and emotionally disturbed youth, got a rare opportunity to surf the Pacific Ocean through a partnership with Buccaneer Board Riders, the premier clothier to the surfing world and Santa Monica-based Project Save Our Surf, an educational nonprofit dedicated to preservation of marine life.
The Tobinworld program was highlighted by an excursion to Santa Monica Beach on Thursday morning, July 10, when 15 select Tobinworld students get to cut their surfing skills in the Santa Monica surf under supervision of professional surfers from Project Save Our Surf.
Tobinworld provides about 450 students special education and a diversity of treatments based on a behavioral management system expressly created for autistic and special needs children and adults.
It operates two campuses in Antioch, Calif., in addition to its Glendale main campus.
Buccaneer Board Riders in Costa Mesa was founded by CEO Matt Stone to reflect his surfing roots and his commitment to push the limits of design for the surfing community.
Stone also owns Sea Wolf, another surf wear clothing brand.
This is the second year for the surfing program as part of Tobinworld’s annual summer school session, which is designed to introduce students to an eclectic range of non-traditional activities and broadly heighten their awareness of life skills in addition to core academic courses.