Launching in December 2009 with the goal to empower females through the sport of kiteboarding, the KB4girls Foundation has quickly become a leader in the sport and enjoys the support of national and international kite associations, worldwide kite media, and, of course, the female kiting community.
While the foundation has run a total of 22 events around the world in the past 2 years, the KB4girls board of directors – including president Kristin Boese, vice president Laurel Eastman, treasurer Michelle Yamamoto and board members Sandy Parker, Elea Faucheron and Fiona Kemption – have identified the challenge of making the free events available to all female kiters around the world.
With the huge demand from girls all over the globe, the solution now comes in form of the KB4girls chapter program that sees the foundation encourage and help local female kite groups to start a program for female kiters in their area and give many more female kiters the chance to receive support in that way.
At this point the KB4girls foundation is in touch with over 40 girls groups and ambassadors around the world that have shown interested to become an accredited KB4girls chapter and the new structure has been applied to the KB4girls website where each chapter will soon get its own presence.
Any local/national KB4girls chapters will be required to provide a supportive environment for female kiters and to organize at least one chapter activity per month (within the kiting season).
At the same time the KB4girls foundation will continue to run a minimum of 5 “KB4girls Global Events” per year which will continue to be 2-day events that star 9x world champion Kristin Boese herself and feature pro-coaching on land and water focusing on improving the women’s kite skills.
Local chapters will be encouraged to come together at the KB4girls Global Event to expand the KB4girls experience and enjoy networking with other females from around the world. This way the KB4girls chapters and global events will help create a worldwide structure for women to connect to at home and abroad. To find out how to become a chapter or how to join one: http://www.kb4girls.org/chapters/become-a-local-chapter.html