This weekend, 25 STOKED youth spent their Saturday sharpening their professional skills at STOKED’s 1st Annual Career Hackathon held at Miami Ad School. Mentors guided youth through resume writing, an interviewing boot camp, and networking 101. Youth also had the opportunity to sign up for multiple STOKED summer programs, from a marketing internship with Zoo [...]
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Basketball games. Egg hunts. Golf matches (Yes, I know). And even haiku contests. I’ve had a fortunate share of wins. But, nothing compares to what happened last week. The 11 STOKED youth that I’ve been coaching won their first ever seed funding for creating the strongest brand, BRINK. Last Thursday night, 3 cohorts, who have [...]
“STOKED goes beyond extreme sports, it has helped me gain confidence and I was able to break away from my comfort zone.” Have you ever looked back at who you are today and wondered in amazement how you got here? Many of us don’t live in the city where we were born or work in jobs [...]
What do you think of when you hear “triple threat”? A person who can sing, dance, and act? A position to shoot, dribble, and pass? What about a person who’s a world-class athlete, entrepreneur, and youth mentor? I’m talking about 2012 Trishredlete Pamela Zoolalian. Last year, ground-breaking X Games athlete, STOKED mentor, and successful entrepreneur [...]
Don’t you love Throwback Thursdays and waxing nostalgic? Throwback Thursdays always give me a great laugh (sometimes too great). Last week, Charlie asked STOKED alumn Lesslie to write about her STOKED experience and how it has helped her in college and in life. Today’s Throwback Thursday story really makes me smile. Here is what Lesslie [...]
Have you ever wanted to do something big, something awesome? Have you ever wanted to join something greater than yourself? Have you always wanted to make that change to be better? Celebrity fitness trainer and new Snow Mentor Jonathan Angelilli helps people do exactly that. In many ways, Jonathan is a professional motivator. He motivates people to act; he [...]
Last Sunday, STOKED Los Angeles embarked on its 7th trip to Snow Summit which is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. STOKED Los Angeles plans to take 6 trips to Snow Summit this year, the most snow trips we’ve taken since 2009! First week of the year started off with a blast. We had a record setting [...]
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