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Mission Statement

BOARDING TO A HEALTHY, EDUCATED, SUCCESSFUL LIFE. WE MENTOR, THROUGH SKATEBOARDING, UNDER-SERVED KIDS BY TEACHING PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS, DEVELOPING YOUTH LEADERSHIP, AND ENCOURAGING SOCIAL MOBILITY.

Description

  • Operate summer and after-school skateboarding sessions under guidance of volunteer mentors and pro skaters

  • Take participants on field trips to action sports companies and provide opportunities for participants to meet and skate with pro skaters

  • Teach the value of resilience, self-discipline, communication, and ambition

  • Encourage healthy lifestyles and resistance to peer-pressure

  • Support educational growth by providing academic resources and offering tutoring and college preparation assistance

  • Inspire career goals by offering workshops taught by industry and academic professionals

  • Supply equipment, shoes, and clothing to participants as needed

  • Provide a supportive social community for kids and teens

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