Our mission to open the benefits of skateboarding to everyone is achieved by directing our efforts into five areas of action:
Providing gear, growing infrastructure, building community, raising funds, and facilitating partnerships.
Opening the Door
In our effort to ensure that all children can benefit from skateboarding, our first focus is on providing skateboards to kids who otherwise may never have one of their own. Through programs like Skateboard Angel, Boards for the Barrio, and Rides for the Res, we have been able to give away thousands of skateboards.
Safe Skate Spots
Once kids have skateboards, it is important for them to have somewhere near their home to learn how to ride them. Having access to safe places to skate nourishes children's continued interest in skateboarding by providing a shared meeting place to hang out and learn together.
We work with community leaders, cities, businesses, and other organizations to come together in order to co-create initiatives that strengthen the communities we serve. With this method, our efforts are responsive to the unique needs of each individual project.
We understand that financial sustainability is crucial for every mission-driven organization. In addition to seeking grants and philanthropic giving, we keep our work viable by generating proceeds through fundraising events and product sales.
With our faith in the power of community, we strongly believe in working collaboratively with organizations who share our vision. Working together, we can achieve mutual goals. It is in this spirit that we have partnered with over 60 organizations in our first four years.