At age 9, Vincent saw many of his favorite surfers get involved the UN's World Water Day. He wanted to help, too. So he ran fundraisers in his community, raising money to purchase lifesaving water filters. Later, he traveled with his family to the Indonesia's Mentawai Islands to implement the filters in person.
Soon, Vincent, who's based in Australia, partnered with Waves for Water, developing a program that allows kids to replicate his fundraising success in their own schools.
It's called Surf to School Day: Kids are given the opportunity to come to school dressed in board shorts, sundresses, Hawaiian shirts, and other surf gear, and in return, they pledge to donate some spare change to Waves for Water.
So far, Surf to School Days across the world have raised more than $30,000 towards purchasing water filters.