BENEFITING: STOKED MENTORING
ORGANIZER: STOKED MENTORING
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
Dear Family and Friends,This year I am taking on the challenge of running my first NYC Marathon. The best part is, that I am doing it to raise money for a cause near and dear to my heart. STOKED Mentoring is a non-for-profit mentoring organization that I have been involved in for 6 years. STOKED matches up inner city “At-Risk” students with a successful adult to build a mentoring pair; it then teaches the mentoree and mentor how to skateboard, snowboard and surf. The idea is for the mentoree and mentor to learn the sport together so they can build a stronger relationship through falling and picking each other up. I have watched and helped STOKED grow from its grass roots, and every year I am amazed at the size of it, and how much it helps the teens involved. To date, STOKED has grown from helping 50 mentoring pairs to helping 100’s of mentoring pairs. We have a 100% high school graduation rate from every student who is involved, and about 85% or more of the students go away to a 4-year college. The program has grown to include after school programs. We at Stoked, advocated for the NYS Board of Education to approve the skateboard building program as one of the electives toward a science credit. I now put a challenge to you, please help me with my fundraising goals to raise $3000 for stoked mentoring. Every dollar we raise together allows STOKED to fund the buses needed to get to the top of mountains, snowboards, surfboards, skateboards, sunblock, sandwiches, rash guards, winter coats, gloves, and the ability for the program to exist and continue succeeding Thank you for reading through this, the program is dear to my heart and I hope that you will help the program keep going strong. Best Dan
I'm excited to take on this challenges on behalf of Stoked--running the NYC Marathon and raising $3,000. I hope that you will help me reach my goals by making a donation. Remember even a few dollars will go a long way. (Plus it's tax deductible and will make you feel good inside.)
PS. For more on Stoked, check out the video or visit www.stoked.org.
More about the Team Stoked Mission
Team Stoked is a group of tastemakers who proactively support the Stoked mission on foot, board, or bike. We believe that action sports are a means to empowering youth from under-served communities to achieve a more successful future. We are willing to prove this by mentally and physically challenging ourselves through sport.
This is Stoked's 4th consecutive year as a bronze level charity partner of the ING New York City Marathon! All the funds raised through Team Stoked will directly support Stoked's action sport-based youth development programs in New York City and Los Angeles.