STOKED Partners With Fujifilm To Bring Youth Unique Photography Experience
Fujifilm to Support Action Sports Mentorship Programs that Empowers Under-Resourced Youth
NY, LA, CHI
New York, January 2018 — STOKED, a national nonprofit that provides youth mentorship through action sports culture announces a partnership with FUJIFILM North America Corporation. Through the relationship STOKED students will gain access to professional photography equipment, photo mentors, and hands-on experience with set design, photo shoots, editing, displaying and promoting their photos in a professional manner. The collaboration furthers STOKED’s mission to empower urban youth to reach their full potential.
“STOKED exists to create a community of fearless leaders,” says STOKED Founder and President, Steve Larosiliere.
“Photography is such a big part of action sports culture. Through this partnership, we’re able to give students the high-level tools and mentors they need to realize a potential passion.”
The relationship stemmed from an initial program with Street League Skateboarding (SLS), an initiative created to foster growth, popularity, and acceptance of street skateboarding. STOKED hosted a “Skate Photography Mentoring Session” in Chicago this past summer where STOKED students had the opportunity to shoot the event alongside photographer and Fujifilm X- Photographer, Gareth Pon.
“Fujifilm is thrilled to embark on a relationship with STOKED,” says Lisa Yang, Product Manager for X Series and GFX at FUJIFILM North America Corporation.
“We are committed to supporting the growth and development of youth in our local communities and believe in the power photography has to impact perspectives and lives.”
STOKED celebrates individuals that live big lives, take risks and seize opportunities. Through mentorship, STOKED empowers youth and inspires leaders, creating a community of doers, making change and leading the charge throughout a broad range of industries.
STOKED is a community of fearless leaders. Through mentorship, opportunity, and action sports culture, we empower urban youth to reach their fullest potential. Launched in 2015 by Steve Larosiliere and TV personality, Sal Masekela, STOKED holds passion and perseverance at its core. We believe that the strength and courage needed to learn action sports serves as a catalyst for larger life skills. STOKED has impacted over 4,000 youth since its inception, with flagship offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and now Chicago (launched in January, 2017).
Recognized as a 2017 NY Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Award recipient, the STOKED community celebrates a culture of individuals that live big lives, take risks and seize opportunities. Meet our community and learn more about STOKED by visiting www.STOKED.org
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. The Industrial and Corporate New Business Development Division delivers new products derived from Fujifilm technologies. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2017, the company had global revenues of $21.5 billion, at an exchange rate of 108 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.
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