Surfing Is Used To Improve Life For Special Needs Kids
Children with specials needs also need special teaching methods. Jack Viorel began teaching 25 years ago and realized some methods weren't successful. He was teaching sick, at-risk and special needs children. He decided to take teaching into his own hands.
He moved to California in 2006 and opened a class called IndoJax Surf Charities. Jack believes that “to succeed in teaching … there are three fundamentals: inclusion, self-esteem, and a vehicle to open a child’s mind.” Therefore, he knew surfing would be a perfect way to teach these special children. By surfing a child is able to develop mobility, self-confidence, communication and many other important life skills.
The charity helps hundreds of people each year and states that they “are never going to tell anyone we cannot help them.” "I love making a difference in a child’s life. I love helping a child to be successful, and I really love helping the underdog,” – Jack Viorel
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