Relief Update From The Philippines!

Exactly a month ago, we told you about STN Staffer Brendon Johnson and his relief trip to the Philippines. Brendon, who was raised in the Philippines, embarked on December 8th on a four month trip to help those in the country he called home. Most media has quieted down regarding what was called the biggest storm in history. Today on the blog, we have a few stories straight from Brendon that are both reports of brighter days for the Filipinos, and reminders of the hard realities they're still facing. -EJ "Since we arrived in the town of Hernani on the coast of Eastern ...

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How A Shoebox Started My Humanitarian Career

Most of my parents' friends were working in foreign countries while I was growing up. When they'd make their occasional visits back to the USA, they would come over and have dinner with us. After dinner, the coffee would be made, the photos would come out, and the stories from far off lands would flow. I'd sit there wide-eyed as they described the adventures of making a foreign place home, learning the culture and loving the people.I remember seeing the photos of families living a very different life than I was. It was in those moments that I was exposed to the reality ...

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We’re Going Back To Cali

 It’s time for STN to get back on the road for the 2013 California recruiting trip! This year, you’ll get the opportunity to meet and hang out with some amazing people: The legend himself, Tom Bauer, founder of STN,  Zach Ifland who is our Director of Operations, and his wife Charis Ifland, Director of Business Operations.  Joining them are our Oregon-ians, Julie Nelson, the head of STN’s surf department, and Jeremy Seick, the outreach director at STN. Here are some of the major stops they’ll be making: Oct. 26th: Dane William's Memorial Surf Contest - ...

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