What does an actress who’s graced the pages of a fashion magazines have in common with Stoked?
Snowboarding & Youth Development.
Ever since expanding to Los Angeles in 2006, Joy has been supporting us…and Joy isn’t just your normal everyday supporter.
She’s been snowboarding with our kids, given and raised money from sponsors, and she mentions us in the press whenever possible. Now, she’s moving beyond that and is almost like a co-conspirator with me.
Our next objective is about providing more opportunities to prep our kids for college & career in the future.
More on that in the coming months…
You may know her from the NBC show Parenthood. Little did you know that she’s originally from from the Bronx, born to a single parent mother, and is a product of programs like Stoked. In middle school and high school she participated in a college readiness program called A Better Chance, which led her to get a scholarship to a boarding school, which led her to being accepted at Yale.
She came to our new office in Brooklyn recently and I had the chance to update her on our new program direction and talk about some ideas for this summer. Yes, she’s this star on television, but I see her as someone who’s truly out to support us, and to lend her time to ensuring Stoked is the best organization for our youth.
Thank you for supporting us Joy. Let’s do awesome stuff!