Using board sports culture to close the opportunity gap in children

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In this podcast at The Disruptors for Good podcast, Grant speaks with Steve Larosiliere, co-founder of Stoked, an adventure sports nonprofit using action sports to reach teens in some of the most vulnerable areas. Here’s the most innovative non-profit in America and how it’s changing the lives of so many young people.

For those who don’t know who STOKED is prepared to be excited. They are one of the most innovative non-profits in America using action sports to reach teens in some of the most vulnerable areas. 

The mission of this nonprofit is to provide inspiration to teens through riding a wave, building a skateboard, and skiing down amazing mountains. Through mentorship and action sports culture, STOKED empowers underserved youth to reach their fullest potential, instilling passion, resilience, and determination. They are leveraging the power of community and culture to give youth the skills, relationships, and experiences to succeed. 

 

STOKED looked at the opportunity gap for low-income children and wanted to find something to fill that void. Most kids from single-parent households lack a role model and have minimal hopes of attending college. STOKED comes into the picture to provide a community of mentors, after school programs, and inspirational experiences that open up the world to these kids.

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 celebrates individuals that live big lives, take risks and seize opportunities. We are a community of doers, making change and leading the charge throughout our respective industries. Every day is a reason to do better, achieve more and make the next generation stronger. We pragmatically address fear and crush it with courage. Through mentorship, STOKED empowers youth and inspires leaders.

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