“Growing up with a similar background as some of the students gave me an instant connection to STOKED. It's been an honor and a blessing to use my love and experience in action sports to help uplift and inspire such legendary kids. Over the years, snowboarding and surfing have taught me invaluable lessons about living life, caring for the environment, believing in myself and uplifting others. STOKED embodies this type of life and what true mentoring is: having fun with one another while teaching valuable, lifelong lessons along the way. I'm proud to be part of the STOKED family and I encourage everyone I know to become a volunteer: you’ll be surprised that what you get back is far greater that what you give.”
// David Mykel, Volunteer/Mentor
"I volunteer for STOKED because I believe in the organization from top to bottom. I want to help create a community where kids are free to express themselves, and help them grow. I know the benefits of personal growth through noncompetitive sports first hand, and STOKED has given me the opportunity to be a part of so many kids' lives. It is through this program that I get the opportunity to grow and learn new things about myself. For that and for so many other reasons, I am proud and grateful for STOKED!"
// Paul C. Tucker, Volunteer/Mentor