The Urban Warehouse
Educating inner-city youth to value education through our after-school program; utilizing skateboarding as an academic incentive while incorporating a community service mindset.
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- CREATE ·2022 Grants Challenge
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- LEARN ·2021 Grants Challenge
The Urban Warehouse
Mentoring inner-city youth to value a higher education mindset through our after-school program. Utilizing skateboarding as an incentive to meet their education goals including an increased proficiency in reading and math and increased GPAs. Coming full circle when these same participants return to our program as mentors to younger participants and continue to engage in community service.
- PLAY ·2020 Grants Challenge·🎉 Winner
Our program is tailored to provide alternatives to vulnerable inner-city youth in East LA. Many of our participants come from low-income families or children in the foster system with minimum guidance. The Skate-4-Education after school program offers skateboarding as an academic incentive by exchanging skateboarding gear & skate ramp time when they meet specific education goals (i.e., 3.0+ GPAs). By keeping them off the streets & engaged in developing their educational goals, they can redirect their energy towards more positive endeavors.
- LEARN ·2019 Grants Challenge
The inner-city is known to be a high crime rate area, with high levels of gang and drug activity. The public schools are notorious for being over-crowded and underfunded. The majority of the inner-city youth interested in skating come from low-income or poverty stricken families; many from broken homes. We saw the inner-city youth as vulnerable group with too many chances to go down the wrong path so have created a program called 'Skate-4-Education" that trades skateboarding for education.