Stoked.org takes underprivledged kids in urban environments and slaps them with a board. It's a "dude..." moment when kids are taken out of their safety zone and mentored to learn how to slap a board on the pavement (skateboarding), on the snow (snowbording) or on the water (surfing). The Mission Statement :Our mission is to promote personal development, academic achievement, and healthy living to under-served youth through action sports culture.
Here's Stoked's goal as stated on the website
ResilienceWhen you fall, you have to get back up. To constantly improve, you must accept that there will be many falls. Through this process, you gain the confidence and ability to overcome any obstacles.
Self-RelianceThe feeling of independence and knowledge that you can create your own path. You trust yourself to make smart decisions, take healthy risks, and believe in your abilities.
CommunityYou are a part of larger society and have to give back to both the community and the people in it. You don’t compete with others, you compete against yourself to make sure you’re the best for the community. When you rise, we all rise.
On Tuesday, Dec 3, the Los Angeles chapter of Stoked will host a fundraiser.