The San Diego Skate Rising Program meets every 2nd SATURDAY OF THE MONTH from 9-11am at the Encinitas Skate Plaza | 425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO GIRLS AGE 4-18! ALL SKATE LEVELS AND ABILITIES ARE WELCOME!
The Phoenix Skate Rising Program meets every 3rd SATURDAY OF THE MONTH from 10-12am at 91 West Skatepark | 8550 91st Ave. Unit #54, Peoria, AZ.
Skate Rising is a FREE, fun and empowering skateboarding program for girls, run by Exposure Skate. Each month, participating girls learn about a need in the community, help to address the need through a community service project and then take part in a skate clinic run by skate industry professionals. We are currently up and skating in Encinitas, CA and Phoenix, AZ!
Knowledge is power and one of the most important tools to our success in life. We teach our participants about real-world issues in their community and how to address those issues. Common areas of focus include: anti-bullying, individual worth, poverty and homelessness.
When given the age-appropriate tools to navigate sensitive issues, girls grow up to become stronger, more confident in their convictions, and more willing to support those around them.
By engaging youth in community service projects each month, we build a foundation for compassion, kindness and appreciation for humanity in the next generation of leaders.
When girls take part in confidence-building service opportunities, they develop strength and self-worth while serving others. We believe our generation should be learning to give back to their communities in a positive and meaningful way!
Skateboarding is the perfect conduit for teaching hard work, perseverance and patience. Skateboarding empowers girls to push past barriers while encouraging self-improvement through practice and determination. It requires dedication and focus and is an ideal sport to foster a community of friendship and teamwork.
Skate Rising always encourages girls to help each other on and off the board and it shows through the awesome positivity we see at the skate park each month!
WHAT’S UP THIS MONTH?
“No One Fights Alone”
Skate Rising is the youth program of 501(c)3 nonprofit, Exposure Skate. It is focused on teaching girls between the ages of 4-18 compassion through service and empowerment through skateboarding.
On December 9, 2017 from 9am-11am Skate Rising will be hosting a special event at the Encinitas Skate Plaza (425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas) to benefit Vivian Gomez, a ten-year-old participant of Skate Rising that is fighting DIPG, a rare form of brain cancer.
The event will consist of community service activities benefitting children going through radiation treatment, learn-to-skate clinics and a celebration of Vivian’s favorite things. Dr. Tyler Seibert, a UC San Diego Oncologist, will discuss ways in which we can support those around us that are affected by illness.
Participants will have the opportunity to donate to Locks of Love, create activity kits for children going through radiation treatment and work on a special knotted blanket for Vivian. Pro Skateboarders Neal Mims, Beaver Fleming, Jono Schwan, Andy Mac, Kristian Svitak, Amelia Brodka, Jordyn Barratt, and Mimi Knoop will show their support by participating in the activities as well as teaching learn-to-skate clinics. Pro wheelchair motocross rider Robert Thompkins will also be joining us.
Several local businesses will be supporting this this event:
- Kelly Cardenas Salon stylists will be on-site to cut the hair of any willing donor. The hair donations will go directly to Locks of Love: to benefit children with hair loss. (Donation length must range from 10-12 in.)
- Handel’s Ice Cream of Encinitas will provide “free ice cream” certificates to the first 60 individuals who donate to Vivian’s GoFundMe account or donate their hair with Kelly Cardenas Salon.
- Nekter Encinitas will pass out samples of Vivian’s favorite smoothie flavor and simple snacks.
This special event is open to all community members interested in teaching their children empathy, a sense of civic responsibility and basic skateboarding skills. All participants should consider wearing purple, Vivian’s favorite color.
If you cannot be on-site to donate your time or your hair, you can donate directly to Vivian’s family via GoFundMe link below.
We hope to see you all there!
Please contact email@example.com to volunteer or if you have questions.
Vivian’s GoFundMe Link: https://www.gofundme.com/vivians-bucket-list