Let My People Go Surfing Book Program



Program Overview

After reading, "Let My People Go Surfing" by Yvon Chouinard, my only disappointment was that I hadn't discovered it sooner. Patagonia is proof that creating, running, or working for a business doesn't always have to be about just the bottom line. With the right values, companies can do good and make money. It's this line of thinking that I wish I had been exposed to earlier in my life. With this in mind, I started reaching out to students, teachers, and schools across the country to get this book into their hands.

The initial project consisted of purchasing the books and working with a former high school teacher on a rough teaching outline for one class. To date, five different high school classes and over one hundred students have participated in the project and the rough teaching outline is now a thirty-five page Teacher’s Implementation Guide.

If you're a student, teacher, parent, educator, Patagonia employee, or Yvon Chouinard himself, and you are interested in learning more or helping expand this project, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Photography work by the talented Alex Straggas.