Creating Fearless Leaders

Creating Fearless Leaders

We are Stoked

STOKED's mission is to create a community of fearless leaders through mentoring, opportunity, and action.

Read our full story HERE.

We are Stoked

STOKED's mission is to create a community of fearless leaders through mentoring, opportunity, and action.

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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About some Amazing People

We've Got Stories to Tell

About some Amazing People

The Latest from our Blog

The Latest from our Blog

Having A Conversation on Giving

Having A Conversation on Giving

Have you ever had an intentional conversation about giving? Well, that’s what almost 100 of our Los Angeles community did a little while ago. We hosted a great conversation with some dear supporters at the Santa Monica location of General Assembly. In the past, we’ve hosted happy hours, a sample sale, and my dinners in the…Continue Reading

STOKED Collaborates with World Renowned Artist James Victore

STOKED Collaborates with World Renowned Artist James Victore

Words by Katie Ferraro: 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of STOKED and to celebrate, we employed the work of artist James Victore to create us a cool image to use for the year. James is an eccentric artist who teaches creative courage and believes in creating art that matters. He has designed works for Japanese…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

Stoked about mentoring or becoming part of the community?

Stoked about mentoring or becoming part of the community?