Rise Up Kids
Rise Up Kids was created with the vision of assisting and implementing projects that would improve and enhance the lives of local children in the communities around Rise Up. The primary focus is on education, but we are also aiming to contribute in various other ways. Our first project is restoring the local primary school in Asseradores Northern Nicaragua so that it is safer, cleaner, and more conducive for learning.
The idea behind the Surf Club is simple: bring people together who don’t have access to surf boards and in many cases don’t even go in the ocean, and teach them to surf in a fun and safe environment. We live in communities where surfing is the biggest influence on the local tourism, yet many locals simply don’t have the same opportunity or confidence to try it.
This club began with our own local staff at Rise Up where our surf coaches dedicated a couple hours a week to get them in the water and riding some waves!
Our wish is to expand the project to include women and children who are often marginalized in the poorest communities.
At Rise Up, we are grateful for the ocean and the amount of time we get to spend in it, which is why we want to protect it as much as possible.
Our efforts and initiatives include Sea Turtle conservation, beach clean ups, influence on poor fishing practices (in particular, bomb fishing), and hosting school events that educate kids on ocean conversation.
We are also proud to be partners with My Climate—a program where you can offset the carbon of your flights! We redirect the money from this offset program into a local project in Nicaragua.