Editor:

Surf Academy and the Surf Bus Foundation are grateful to have the sponsorship of Venice Whole Foods Market! Surf Bus Foundation has been reaching out to LA City and County Park and Recreation Departments and Boys and Girls Clubs since 2003. We offer at-risk youth access to the Southern California coastline with surfing and ocean safety/literacy lessons. Surf Bus Foundation uses the ocean as a medium to cultivate improved self-esteem, motivation, endurance, and trust (in self) in the youth of Los Angeles. In a joint commitment to excellence, Whole Foods has teamed with Surf Academy and the Surf Bus Foundation to provide healthy and nutritious snacks for all participants at our complimentary lessons and community-driven surf contests. Whole Foods’ commitment to promote healthy eating habits as part of youth development is brought to life on the beach here on the Westside!  We want to thank Venice Whole Foods for their continued support!

Allison Reynolds, MSW

The Surf Bus Foundation