“It’s a way students are not competing against each other, but with themselves to learn different skills that they wouldn’t necessarily learn in school.”
– Melena Murphy (Out of School Time Coordinator at Inquiry Charter School)
Our after school program brings the skatepark to your school! We provide portable skate ramps, skateboards, padding, and skate instructors.
Our program uses skateboarding as a tool that allows students to build confidence and creativity. Since skateboarding does not have specific rules like other sports, such as baseball and football, students are emerged to create their own styles, tricks, and also customize skateboards that expresses their identities. Skateboarding is both individual and group activity. students learn how to respect, support and encourage others as well as they expand their skills. You’ll hear “I will back you up!” from youth skaters who are cheerful for others’ success of tricks. Skateboarding also requires a lot of focus, patience, and persistence. Beginner skaters fall more than they think, but they have to get back up and try again since that is the only way they are going to improve themselves. Skateboarding teaches students how to not be afraid of making mistakes. Their peers and friends will cheer and bang their boards (which is applause in the skateboard community) because they appreciate one’s strive and courage. We believe that these experiences will be a great influence on youth individuals in the future even if they do something not be related to skateboarding.
Bring the after school program to your school by filling out the form below.