Students at Tobinworld, the pioneering education and treatment center for autistic and emotionally disturbed youth, got a rare opportunity to surf the Pacific through a partnership with Buccaneer Board Riders, the premier clothier to the surfing world and 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 Tuesday morning when 40 select Tobinworld students got to cut their surfing skills in the water under supervision of professional surfers from Project Save Our Surf.
Tobinworld provides more than 500 students with 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 campuses in Antioch, CA., 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 third year for the surfing program as part of Tobinworld’s 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.