City Kids Hosts Surf Camp for Boston Asian Youth Essential Service

Emily Zhu of Boston surfs at City Kids Surf Camp at Hampton Beach as Boston Asian YES supervisor Nicholas You looks on. Zhu is entering the 10th grade at Boston Public Schools.

Hampton Beach, NH – City Kids recently hosted a surf camp for teens from Boston Asian Youth Essential Service (Boston Asian YES) at Hampton Beach. City Kids teamed with Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Company of North Hampton to host the surf camp.

City Kids is a nonprofit founded by City Realty Group Managing Partners Stephen Whalen and Fred Starikov. The organization hosts two surf camps each summer at Hampton Beach to provide Boston youth with a fun learning and bonding experience during the school break.

Stephen Whalen, Nicholas You, and participating youth from Boston Asian YES

Boston Asian YES is a Chinatown-based nonprofit with a mission to inspire Asian youth to discover and actualize their greatest potential. The organization serves youth from Chinatown and various Boston neighborhoods, as well as Malden and Quincy. Boston Asian YES primarily serves low-income immigrant Asian youth, ages 12-21, who face language and cultural barriers, challenges at school, at home, and within the community.

“Providing teens with fun experiences when school is out during the summer is very important to their overall development,” said Whalen.  “Our mission at City Kids is to provide youth with unique experiences that inspire them to pursue their intellectual curiosity.  It’s wonderful to see the kids get more and more excited as they learn to surf together.”

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