BENEFITING: STOKED MENTORING
EVENT DATE: Jul 09, 2016
We bike for a charitable cause. This will be our 3rd annual ride and we're working with STOKED to raise money for teens from poor neighborhoods, to help them gain inspiration and confidence to be better people. 100% of our profits from the ride will go to STOKED.
$30 Donation: Get a t-shirt and stickers
$40 Donation: Get a t-shirt. stickers, a VisokoWood handmade pipe and a reflector sticker.
Who is STOKED?
STOKED is a charity tackling wealth inequality among kids in NYC. Their goal is to inspire teens from poor families to believe in themselves through action sports. Mentors from various professional backgrounds, who have a passion for skateboarding, snowboarding or surfing take the kids on trips to show them how to ride.
We'll be raising money for a program to match kids with an adult surf mentor (SURF MENTOR PROGRAM).
The Surf Mentor program is a unique group mentoring program that matches youth with adult mentors and teaches them how to surf together. Through this innovative approach, STOKED uses surfing as a means to teach life skills, strengthen relationships, and give youth exposure to new environments and experiences. Through Surf Mentor, STOKED helps teens develop into successful adults.
Surf Mentor is innovative not only because it teaches youth how to surf but the program also incorporates life skills curriculum and promotes environmental awareness. Each program day focuses on a different theme such as positivity, respect, patience, or trust, and is designed to teach life skills related to learning the sports. For instance, when learning how to surf, beginners have trouble standing up to ride a wave and can easily become frustrated, wanting to quit. With support from program staff and volunteers, STOKED youth are taught about resiliency, determination, goal-setting, and overcoming obstacles, all skills that can be applied to their daily lives.
STOKED youth are 13-18 years old, with 35% of participants female and 65% male, and attend one of our underserved partner high schools. This year, STOKED expects to serve over 300 youth through this initiative, and provide approximately 35 hours of surf related training, programming, and skill building per student.
Who's S.H.I.T. ride:
S.H.I.T. ride is an annual cultural bike ride, spanning all boroughs of NYC, for a good cause. Our goal is to show off NYC hotspots and have a good time while raising money for charity.