January 12th, 2019 (Encinitas)
This January, our participants will be focusing on the theme of Resilience.
“We all have challenges, it’s how we react and respond to those challenges that make a difference in our lives.”
Donations of Baby Wipes, Baby Powder, Formula, Diapers (Size 5 & 6) and Pullups collected to support The Door of Faith Orphanage in La Mision, Baja California, Mexico.
January 19th, 2019 (Phoenix)
January’s Theme for Skate Rising Phoenix is New Year’s Resolutions and Goals!
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
– Henry David Thoreau
Service: Donations for Costco(To purchase food, water, batteries & memory cards for the kids), Target & Amazon (For kids in ongoing programs, incentive prizes) were collected to help support Kids In Focus, a non-profit dedicated to empowering at-risk youth through the restorative power of photography.
February 9th, 2019 (Encinitas)
February’s Skate Rising Theme was focused around promoting Kind Words.
Service: Donations of Wal Mart and Target gift cards were collected in order help us support Voices for Children, a nonprofit that provides volunteer CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to foster children in San Diego and Riverside Counties to ensure their needs are met in the courtroom, classroom and with their foster families.
February 16th, 2019 (Phoenix)
February’s Theme was focused on Kind Words!
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
– Mother Teresa
Service: Monetary Donations were encouraged to help to support the #LiveLikeLexi scholarship program, a 501c3 Charity In honor of Lexi Schultz who died suddenly of sepsis after being misdiagnosed with the flu (11/19/01 -11/12/15). The foundation focuses on Bully Awareness Outreach and awards scholarships to students who display leadership & kindness to others.
March 9th, 2019 (Encinitas)
Skate Rising’s March Theme: “Think Before You Speak.”
Service: Gift cards from Target and Wal Mart were collected to benefit foster children through Voices for Children.
March 16th (Phoenix)
We hope that you were able to join our March event where our theme was focused on: REFLECTING JOY……Tuning into the Happiness of others!
At our March event, Skate Rising Phoenix collected monetary donations and non-perishable nutritious foods to help support the Caring Coalition, a weekend food program and food bank, supporting families with school-aged children who are going without adequate food on weekends.
April 13th, 2019 (Encinitas)
For this month’s theme, “Protect Our Planet”, Skate Rising partnered with Changing Tides Foundation in honor of Earth Day. We focused on establishing awareness that our actions, such as the use of single-use plastic, have on our overall environmental impact.
Activity: We will be incorporating a creative activity around how to bring mindfulness and accountability of our waste output in everyday life. We encourage each of the girls to bring their own reusable jar in order to decorate and invite all participants to take part in the #PlasticSwearJarChallenge as we pledge to reduce our use of single-use plastics.
EVERYONE CAN LEARN!
Keep the lessons and speaking to less than 10 minutes and invite the girls to speak up and get involved in the discussion. 🙂
Guest Speaker : Gabe Trujillo from AZ Disabled Sports/AZ Heat Power Soccer Club
Focus on your strengths and embracing how to learn at YOUR level and YOUR pace.
All of the above to be implemented in the Skate clinic, as well through praising the process.
We are supporting AZ Disabled Sports/AZ Heat Power Soccer Club.
Arizona Heat is an adaptive sports and recreational program provided for individuals with physical disabilities. The sports programs for individuals with physical disabilities are designed for athletes ages 6- through adulthood who have an orthopedic, neurological, or sensory impairment. This can include, but is not limited to cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, amputation, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment.
Today we are collecting money to help buy new wheelchairs for AZ Disabled Sports and it will benefit the AZ Heat Power Soccer Club. Thank you for your donations.
“I am a valued Member of this Community and so are YOU!” Participants learn about the importance of being a strong positive member of our community and how each of us has something to give.
Project: Thank you cards for our military, firemen, police force.
“A Goal without a Plan is just a Wish”; Planning your goals and helping those around you do the same.
Project: Making growth journals to give to charity to benefit abused children of Saint Germaines Charity.
“Everyone deserves the opportunity to learn!” Back to school drive and anti bullying event.
Project: build back to school kits and sign commit to kindness contracts
“Our incredible brains!” How can we grow and protect our brain?
Project: Girls will learn about the importance of helmets and severity of brain trauma. They will build kits to benefit brain trauma patients.
“What can compassion can do for our hearts and minds?”
Activity: Girls will bulild Kits with simple things to benefit those that come into Carol’s House domestic violence shelter
“Try, Practice, Grow” If at first you don’t succeed try try again.
Project: Empowerment rocks to place around town with messages like: Yes You CAN Skate Clinic
“Let us give of what we have.” Girls will bring and wrap gifts for those in need.