Last Saturday, June 18th, House of Vans hosted a Wrap-up party for the spring Stoked to Serve Season in New York. The party was in celebration of a successful Stoked to Serve season. Stoked to Serve New York reached new heights this season, with over 100% increase in participating youth from the fall. Stoked and the House of Vans hosted 3 park clean-ups and 4 skate sessions this spring for youth who wanted to earn community service hours, give back to their communities, and skateboard. Over 75 youth participated in the program, each logging an average of 3 hours of community service. In addition to youth, more than 25 volunteers and mentors attended the clean-ups and skate sessions at parks in Brooklyn. House of Vans hosted a skate session and party to reward the youth who participated in the program. Over 125 Stokers came out to the House of Vans on Saturday to celebrate the successful program with the teens who were dedicated to making that happen. A few highlights from the day were DJ C-Lo of the Heavy Hitters was spinning at the event, the pizza truck that House of Vans hooked up, and the best trick contest that was judged by Vans staff! We can’t thank the House of Vans enough for their amazing support throughout the season as well as Zoo York and KIND, who were additional program supporters.
Also, a big thanks to all the youth and volunteers who participated in the program, especially Shamel, Damien, Anthony who attended every program day!
The Stoked Snow Barn is complete! This past Saturday, our good friend Farmer Jones put the finishing touches on Stoked’s new Snow Barn- just in time for our new Snow Mentor season. The Snow Barn is a new and very exciting addition to Stoked’s Snow Mentor program in NYC. The Stoked Barn will serve as meeting place and storage unit for Stoked NY’s Snow Mentor this winter. Located at the base of Belleayre Mountain in Highmount, New York, Stoked had to get approval from Belleayre Mountain and the New York State Park’s department to build the Snow Barn. The Snow Barn will make Stoked’s Snow Mentor program even better, allowing for Stoked to have its very own on-mountain facility. Stoked NY’s first Snow Mentor is taking place this Saturday, January 22nd where Stoked will host a ‘ribbon cutting’ ceremony for the Barn!