BEYOND THE SURFACE

INTERNATIONAL

 

ABOUT US

Over the last ten years, we've partnered with vulnerable coastal communities from Jamaica to India experiencing the affects of climate change, marine degradation, and overdevelopment. We believe in the power of play, nonviolent communication, and self-awareness as critical tools to enable youth with the aptitude to be advocates for their human rights for a healthy environment and their well-being. We strive to provide an outlet for young people to embrace their unique abilities, channel frustrations into direct positive actions, and share their indispensable voices with the world. 

RESEARCH

We look at the relationship between fisheries and social wellbeing, with a focus on human security. How does climate change, marine degradation, and the race to fish influence maritime insecurities, criminal syndicates, and violent extremism specifically in vulnerable small-scale fishing villages.  Our intervention research focuses on engaging local residents, especially young people, in designing viable, rooted plans of action for their community's sustainability and wellbeing.

Support us by making a one-time donation to fund our future workshops and help us reach more vulnerable coastal communities. Beyond the Surface International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.

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BEYOND THE SURFACE

INTERNATIONAL

BTSI is a California-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit working in solidarity with small-scale fishing villages to build social-ecological resilience through surfing, storytelling, and mindfulness workshops. 

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