Based in Anaheim, CA, Next Up believes in the power of skateboarding to change children’s lives. Founded in 2009, Next Up began hosting skateboarding programs at a local park and continues to serve a growing group of elementary and middle school kids through mentorship and academic support.Back to top
CSEF (College Skateboarding Education Foundation)
The College Skateboarding Education Foundation understands the hardships of young adults within the skateboarding community who work hard and deserver opportunities that require a college or institutional training education. Skateboarders have not been encouraged to pursue higher education and, more often than not, work less than ideal jobs that make it difficult to achieve such a notion. CSEF is here to provide financial relief to those deserving skateboarders.
Concrete Jungle Foundation
International nonprofit Concrete Jungle (CJF) uses skateboarding as a tool to stimulate positive personal and community development for underprivileged youth.
Flipping Youth aims to improve the lives of young people from challenging environments through sports, creative arts, and entrepreneurship. Skateboarding is used to connect youth, overcome obstacles, and socially mix in a positive environment with free educational lessons on discrimination and racial inequality.
Textured Waves was created to spread the culture and sport of women’s surfing towards women of color through representation, community, and sisterly camaraderie.
Chill’s youth development program utilizes board sports and core values to help develop a framework for learning and growth, supported by skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing.
The Shred Foundation focuses on instilling confidence among youth by using snowboarding to boost their belief that they can succeed at whatever it is they put their mind to.
STOKED uses board sports to create a community of leaders through mentoring, opportunities, and action. Through skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding, Stoked empowers underserved youth to reach their fullest potential.
Dillon Ojo Lifeline Foundation
Founded in honor and memory of snowboarder Dillion Charles-Ojo, the Dillion Ojo Lifeline Foundation was set up to grant access to underprivileged youth to pursue sports programs, summer camps, and other activities.
National Brotherhood of Skiers
The National Brotherhood of Skiers (NBS) has a history that dates back to 1972. Today, the NBS has 55 clubs representing 43 cities and a membership of 3,500. NBS sets out to represent black skiers coming together to identify and discuss problems and subjects which are unique to the black skiing population.
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