*Writer at heart *Passionate sketcher of everyday things

Empowering at-risk youth through skateboarding

A skateboarder does a grab trick in a bowl-shaped skate park. In the background is a watching crowd, palm trees, and the ocean.
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  • It’s Jan 16th 2023. Where are you?

    It usually takes me 3-5 days to wade into and begin splashing about in a New Year but for some reason, at 16 days into 2023, I still can’t seem to find my footing. It took a minute but I’ve moved from feeling frustrated about the “slow start” to a comfortable mental place and pace.…

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  • Sketching a Persimmon 4 Ways

    Every year I love seeing Suhita’s persimmon sketches – those intense colours and carefree yet careful strokes make me catch my breath. She recently posted a video of her process using only CMYK inks. As a shameless and unapologetic self-confessed pocket/travel palette addict, a minimalist I AM NOT. I gravitate to those that can hold…

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  • Why I have 2 Platinum Carbon Fountain Pens

    In April 2016, bowled over by the sleek look and desktop design of the Platinum Carbon fountain pen, I clicked the Place Your Order button. I was not disappointed. The super fine nib was a dream to write and sketch with and I was a happy gal. The hex design at the base of the cover…

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Learn to skate

Skatepark welcomes youth of all ages and experience levels. Whether you’ve never been on a board before, or you can already do tricks, there’s a place for you and something to learn.

Make new friends

Skateboarding is a social sport! Come hang out and meet some new friends to cheer you on while you skate. We have a strict no-bullying policy and maintain a supportive environment.

Close-up of a person riding a skateboard, focusing on their feet and the board. One foot is on the board, while the other foot is up, in motion. A skatepark is blurred in the background.

Skateboarding can teach people discipline, patience, and resiliency. It’s a great sport for kids with a lot of energy! We’ll help build up some structure and support in your life, all while you meet new people and have a ton of fun learning how to skateboard.

Visiting Coaches

Steph Harper. Buddy Sellers. Mehmet Farrow. Bob Lopez. Tammy Habich. Tye Barclay. Kaden Price. Lily Rivera. Chris Wright. Sammy Sanchez.