Get Stoked!

Get Stoked!

About Stoked

Our mission is to inspire teens who are the most vulnerable, to believe in themselves through action sports. We believe that riding a wave, building a skateboard, and gliding down snowy mountains can show teens that they are capable of greatness, despite the odds against them.

Income inequality is a huge problem for American families. It blows our minds that a child’s family income is now the greatest predictor of how successful that child will be as an adult. This is what’s called the “opportunity gap.” STOKED exists to level the playing field by creating a sense of community for struggling students to feel success and joy beyond the classroom.

Read our full story HERE.

About Stoked

Our mission is to inspire teens who are the most vulnerable, to believe in themselves through action sports. We believe that riding a wave, building a skateboard, and gliding down snowy mountains can show teens that they are capable of greatness, despite the odds against them.

Income inequality is a huge problem for American families. It blows our minds that a child’s family income is now the greatest predictor of how successful that child will be as an adult. This is what’s called the “opportunity gap.” STOKED exists to level the playing field by creating a sense of community for struggling students to feel success and joy beyond the classroom.

Read our full story HERE.

What We Do

What We Do

Schools //

STOKED partners with middle and high schools in underserved communities to provide an alternative way to learn. Our four year program “STOKED for Success” provides a setting for all students to succeed.

Schools //

STOKED partners with middle and high schools in underserved communities to provide an alternative way to learn. Our four year program “STOKED for Success” provides a setting for all students to succeed.

mentors //

Our mentors are what makes STOKED what it is. They are cool, intelligent, patient people you’d want to hang out with. We curate a group of professionals, entrepreneurs and creatives that teach in an alternative setting.

mentors //

Our mentors are what makes STOKED what it is. They are cool, intelligent, patient people you’d want to hang out with. We curate a group of professionals, entrepreneurs and creatives that teach in an alternative setting.

enrichment //

We believe that by bringing teens out of a classroom and into real life character-building situations we are giving them the opportunity to want more for themselves. We believe action sports: snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding are the best way to develop resilience, self-reliance, and community.

enrichment //

We believe that by bringing teens out of a classroom and into real life character-building situations we are giving them the opportunity to want more for themselves. We believe action sports: snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding are the best way to develop resilience, self-reliance, and community.

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The Latest from our Blog

The Latest from our Blog

STOKED SINCE 2005: STOKED’S 10th ANNIVERSARY DINNER

STOKED SINCE 2005: STOKED’S 10th ANNIVERSARY DINNER

Recently, STOKED held a Donor Appreciation Dinner, to commemorate STOKED’s 10th Anniversary. Held in Manhattan at Milk Studios, so many wonderful mentors, students and donors alike came to celebrate 10 years of excellent service.   The event began with a short mix-and-mingle, with Christopher Sealey running the music as the guests entered the room. The room…Continue Reading

U.S. Open of Surfing Visit w/ STOKED

U.S. Open of Surfing Visit w/ STOKED

Recently, STOKED had the opportunity to take a group of students to Vans’ 2015 Open of Surfing: an event where surfers across the nation come to show and test their talent on the waves. The entire day was filled with fun and excitement! The day began with the kids meeting at the beach alongside some…Continue Reading

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Why We Mentor

Why We Mentor

Paul Tucker, Mentor

Paul Tucker, Mentor

“Stoked has given me the opportunity to be a part of so many kids’ lives. I’m convinced that teaching kids non-competitive sports is the best way to get them to learn about themselves.”

JENNIFER GONZALEZ, Mentor

JENNIFER GONZALEZ, Mentor

“I grew up playing sports and I attribute much of my confidence to the accomplishment that came with learning a sport, winning tournaments and having my teammates & family rooting for me. These kids deserve those same experience of character building.”

David Mykel, Mentor

David Mykel, Mentor

“I grew up with a background similar to most of the kids I mentor at STOKED. It’s crazy how quickly you see these kids mature after conquering a goal.”

“Go put yourself out there and ride for the day, and focus on the current – the present – the now.”


“I couldn’t be more proud to be affiliated with the STOKED program. I think it’s amazing and I think it’s really a huge thing when people are able to put themselves in uncomfortable situations. It’s when you really learn who you are, you learn about yourself. Going up to go put yourself out there and ride for the day, and focus on the current – the present – the now. These kids have so much to take from a day like that.”

// Travis Rice, Professional Snowboarder

“I have to wake up at 5am but I just tell myself, at the end of the day, I get to go to STOKED”


I have to wake up at five in the morning to take the bus and the train to go to school. But I just tell myself, “Hey, at the end of the day I get to go to STOKED and just like chill with everyone. Alright just wake up”.


STOKED has changed my attitude toward life in a way that from middle school, I was in a state where I’d just choose which personality to go with. And STOKED taught me that it’s okay to just be the nice person.

// Charles Joseph, student

Some of our Supporters

Some of our Supporters

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