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A look at Stoked to Serve in Prospect Park

42 students and 7 volunteers came to Prospect Park on Sunday, 9/25, to do community service in the park and practice skateboarding. It was hot and muggy, but the sun was out and no one seemed to mind.

After two hours of weeding, shoveling and raking, stokers hopped on their boards to do some carving (yes, we’ve got longboards too) and work on their kick flips.

A hearty thanks to our our Stoked youth and volunteers for coming out!

Photos by Jessica Lehrman. To view more photos from the day see flickr!

Stoked LA “Surfing Safari” Summer Recap

This summer Stoked embarked on a surfing safari! Stoked LA surfed the southern California coast from Malibu down to San Clemente.  Over 50 Stokers learned to surf and most paddled into waves on their own!

Stokers got a taste of the pro-circuit too. They attended the US Open of Surf and the X-Games. See pictures from those events and other surf mentor days on flickr.

In addition to surfing, stokers did community service. Last weekend they participated in the California Coastal Cleanup day at Venice Beach, the Sunshine State’s largest volunteer event of the year.

Lastly, Stoked was honored to participate in The People’s Fleet, a three months-long fundraiser for a select number of non-profits in Los Angeles. Stoked was awarded $5,000 on September 22 for its participation in the program.

This program would not have been possible without the help of participating local surf schools.

We also had support from Chipotle, Vitamin Water, Vita Coco and The Bagel Shack in San Clemente.

Thanks to all our sponsors for making Stoked a reality!

Mentor Pair Activity: September 18

The Brooklyn Book Festival is this Sunday, September 18, from 10am-6pm at Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn.

Authors will give talks throughout the day at this huge book festival set in the heart of Brooklyn. At 3pm Making Difficult Choices will take place at the Youth Stoop, the festival’s area for youth programming. Bestselling and award-winning authors Cory DoctorowJacqueline Woodson, and Gayle Forman will discuss characters put in extraordinary circumstances and why its important to read these stories.

At 4pm In Over Your Head will take place, also at the Youth Stoop. Prize-winning and bestselling authors Rita Williams GarciaSharon FlakeNicholasa Mohr and Meg Wolitzer will discuss what it feels like for a young person to be in over his/her head and not always able to count on the adults in their lives or live up to expectations.

For more information about the event click here.