Chill inspires youth to overcome challenges through boardsports.
Chill Boston has big news! We are now a year-round youth development program. Since the Chill Foundation launched the Boston location in 1997, roughly 950 youth have been given the opportunity to unique physical activity and positive guidance to better their current situations. After 19 years of operating a seasonal snowboard program, Chill Boston has demonstrated the need and community support to expand the site to year-round. This expansion involves implementing SUP, surf, and skate programs. The expansion will allow Chill Boston to reach more underserved youth in the Greater Boston Area.
Through snowboarding, skateboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, and surfing, we teach important life lessons like Respect, Patience, Persistence, Courage, Responsibility, and Pride.
We work with social service agencies, mental health agencies, foster care programs, juvenile justice programs, and schools in local communities to select youth participants between 10 and 18 years old. Everything is provided to the youth at no cost.
We focus on the resiliency of our participants to help them reach their full potential and see that there is a path out of their current circumstances. Their current situation doesn't have to define them or determine their path in life; Chill helps them to realize alternatives beyond the struggles they are dealing with.