Stoked LA alumni youth visits NYC

Kevin was a sophomore in high school when he joined Stoked through our partner at Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)! The very first time he saw snow was on a Snow Mentor trip to Snow Summit. Back then we matched him up with an awesome and dedicated mentor named Brad and the two hit it off. Armed with charm & humor, the pair loved hitting the terrain park while snowboarding and surfing Santa Monica beach. Although a very good student, Kevin admittedly lacked the confidence to start applying to colleges. His mentor helped him out with that. HOLA provided the tools to get in and Stoked supported him through teaching him life skills and with the support of his great mentor. He got into some great universities but ended up at University of Wisconsin Madison where he is a freshman. He and Brad are still in contact and continue to have a thriving mentoring relationship despite Kevin being in college. Kevin is on a spring break road trip with friends visiting different states and he decided to visit New York and say hi to Stoked NYC. We’re so proud of all his accomplishments and we look forward to great things from him in the future.

Check out pictures of Kevin throughout the years.

Kevin and his mentor Brad in 2007

Kevin and his mom at the Stoked holiday party in 2008

Kevin and his mom at the Stoked holiday party in 2008

Kevins last Snow Mentor before Graduating

Kevin's last Snow Mentor in 2009 before Graduating

Kevins last program day before college

Kevin's last program day before college

Kevin in NYC for Spring Break - Empire State of Mind

Kevin in NYC for Spring Break - Empire State of Mind

One Response to Stoked LA alumni youth visits NYC

  1. stokedphoebe April 6, 2010 at 12:03 am #

    We’re so proud of Kevin! He visited Stoked LA over Winter break, Stoked NYC over Spring break…can’t wait to see where he’ll go this summer and beyond!