[Partnership] Huge Inc.

HUGE PARTNERS WITH STOKED TO TEACH DESIGN THINKING TO YOUTH

PARTNER

HUGE Inc.

How did the partnership come about?

We needed a framework to teach our “Build a Board” students how to create a skateboard brand. So a Creative Director, Richard Davy, pitched internally a partnership to collaborate on a design thinking curriculum.

What impact did it have on the company and organization?

Where to start? For one, since we started the partnership in 2016, we’ve impacted hundreds of students in 2 cities. Most importantly, our students are empowered with the skills, relationships, and experiences to transform their lives. Students are creating skateboard brands based on solving real problems in their community from mental health, to school culture, and travel.

What is the biggest takeaway from the partnership?

The biggest takeaway is that 40 individuals from Huge took the time out of their busy workday and lives to mentor students on creating their brand. They not only helped bring their skateboard brands to life, but they helped them with presentation skills, communication skills, and showed them that their ideas have merit and value.

PartnershipsValete Graham