PROPOSAL FOR STOKED PLUS: AFTERSCHOOLSKATEBOARD BUILD PROGAM 2011 / 2012 SCHOOL YEAR
MISSIONSTOKED S MISSION IS TO PROMOTE PERSONALDEVELOPMENT, ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, AND HEALTHYLIVING TO UNDER-SERVED YOUTH THROUGH ACTIONSPORTS CULTURE.
VALUES+ SUCCESS – ACHIEVEMENT AND GOAL SETTING+ TEAMWORK – COLLABORATION AND WORKING TOGETHER+ OPENNESS – ACCESSIBLE TO YOUTH, MENTORS, COMMUNITY,AND SPONSORS+ KUDOS – POSITIVE FEEDBACK, REWARDS, AND ENCOURAGEMENT+ ENERGY – ENGAGING, RELEVANT, AND CHALLENGING ACTIVITIESROOTED IN ACTION SPORTS+ DETERMINATION – CONFIDENCE AND AMBITION TO SEIZEOPPORTUNITIES
ACTION SPORTS & YOUTH DEVELOPMENTACTION SPORTS ARE THE PERFECT FRAMEWORK FOR SELF-EXPRESSION,CREATIVITY, COMMUNICATION, AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS.ACTION SPORTS TEACH TAKING HEALTHY RISKS AND PERSEVERANCE,AND PROMOTE WORKING HARD FOR WHAT YOU WANT FROM DESIGNING ASKATEBOARD TO RIDING A WAVE TO DOING WELL IN SCHOOL.
HISTORY+ STOKED WAS FOUNDED IN 2005 TO CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FORUNDER-SERVED NEW YORK CITY YOUTH TO LEARN ACTION SPORTS+ IN 2006, STOKED EXPANDED ITS PROGRAMS TO LOS ANGELES+ SINCE ITS INCEPTION, STOKED HAS SERVED OVER 1100 NEW YORK CITYAND LOS ANGELES YOUTH
STOKED YOUTH+ 70% OF YOUTH RECEIVE FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH AT THEIR PUBLICSCHOOLS+ 93% OF YOUTH ARE BLACK, HISPANIC, AND ASIAN+ STOKED RETAINS 92% OF YOUTH PARTICIPANTS FROM YEAR TO YEAR+100% OF YOUTH WHO PARTICIPATED IN STOKED S MENTORINGPROGRAM HAVE GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL
STOKED MENTORINGOUR MENTORING PROGRAM TEACHES LIFE SKILLS TO YOUTH AND THEIRMENTORS WHILE ALSO TEACHING THEM SKATEBOARDING, SNOWBOARDING, ANDSURFING TOGETHER. YOUTH LEARN:+ COMMUNICATION & NETWORKING SKILLS+ VALUES SUCH AS RESPECT, TRUST, AND RESILIENCY+ GOAL SETTING, CONFRONTING CHALLENGES, AND OVERCOMING OBSTACLES 7 Empowering Youth Through Action Sports August 12, 2011
STOKED TO SERVEOPEN TO ALL YOUTH IN THE STOKED COMMUNITY, STOKED TO SERVE TEACHESYOUTH THE IMPORTANCE OF GIVING BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITIES AND THATCOMMUNITY SERVICE CAN BE FUN AND REWARDING. STOKED TO SERVECOMBINES A MORNING COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT WITH AN AFTERNOONSKATE OR SURF SESSION.! 8 Empowering Youth Through Action Sports August 12, 2011
STOKED PLUS OVERVIEW+ STOKED PLUS: 10-12 WEEK WORKSHOPS AND AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS BASED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF ACTION SPORTS, OFFERING AN ALTERNATIVE WAY TO REINFORCE ACADEMIC CONCEPTS AND TEACH LIFE SKILLS TO STUDENTS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR
SCHOOL PARTNERS+ CITY POLYTECHNIC HIGH SCHOOL+ BROOKLYN TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL+ ACHIEVEMENT FIRST HIGH SCHOOL+ BROOKLYN SCHOOL OF COLLABORATIVE STUDIES+ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL
WHY STOKED PLUS+ STOKED PLUS BUILDS COMMUNITY, A CULTURE OF SUCCESS, AND CAN BE USED AS A RECRUITMENT TOOL+ USED TO INCREASE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, AS CREDIT RECOVERY IN SCIENCE OR ART, AND PROVIDES ALTERNATIVE ENRICHMENT TO STUDENTS
SKATEBOARD BUILD+ SKATEBOARD BUILD IS A 10-WEEK WORKSHOP SERIES THAT MEETS TWICE A WEEK IN NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THE WORKSHOPS TEACH STUDENTS ABOUT BASIC SCIENCE AND MATH CONCEPTS, LIFE SKILLS SUCH AS TIME MANAGEMENT AND PROJECT PLANNING, AND HOW TO BUILD SKATEBOARDS FROM SCRATCH.
SKATEBOARD BUILD: LIFE SKILLS+ (WEEKS 1-2): STOKED’S PROGRAMS ARE ROOTED IN A FOUNDATION OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING. STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE ALL 4 LIFE-SKILL WORKSHOPS TO BEGIN THE PROGRAM. FOCUS: PERSONAL GOALS, COMMUNICATION SKILLS, TEAMWORK, & DIVERSITY.
SKATEBOARD BUILD: GLUING+ (WEEK 3): IN TEAMS OF 4, STUDENTS GLUE TOGETHER AND VACUUM PRESS STRIPS OF MAPLE WOOD CREATING THE FOUNDATION FOR A SINGLE SKATE DECK. THIS STAGE MUST BE COMPLETED IN 7 MINUTES. FOCUS: COMPOUNDS OF CHEMISTRY, PRESSURE OF PHYSICS.
SKATEBOARD BUILD: SANDING/SCRAPING+ [WEEKS 4-6]: STUDENTS SAND AND SHAPE BOARDS BY HAND WHILE THE INSTRUCTOR LEADS DISCUSSIONS ON ACTION SPORTS CULTURE, CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, AND DESIGN INSPIRATION. FOCUS: PATIENCE, DETERMINATION, ATTENTION TO DETAIL.
SKATEBOARD BUILD: ART & DESIGN+ (WEEKS 7-10): STUDENTS BRAINSTORM, DRAFT, DRAW, AND CUT STENCILS OF INDIVIDUAL DESIGN IDEAS. THEY THEN APPLY THE DESIGNS TO THE BLANK BOARDS AND PAINT THE BOARDS. PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS CO-TEACH THIS PORTION OF THE PROGRAM. FOCUS: SELF EXPRESSION, CREATIVITY, PREPARED EXECUTION.
SKATEBOARD BUILD: ART SHOW+ THE STUDENTS PUT ON THEIR OWN ART SHOW FOR THEIR SCHOOL, COMMUNITY, AND FAMILIES+ IN 2011, WE’RE PARTNERING WITH LOCAL ART GALLERIES TO HAVE A PROFESSIONAL LEVEL ART SHOW+ TEACHES YOUTH TO TAKE PRIDE IN THEIR WORK, PRESENT THEIR IDEAS, AND HAVE A SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS+ AS REWARD FOR COMPLETING THE SKATEBOARD BUILD PROGRAM, STOKED INVITES YOUR STUDENTS TO ATTEND OUR SNOWBOARDING, SKATEBOARDING, AND SURFING PROGRAM FREE OF CHARGE.+ STUDENTS ARE ALSO INVITED TO APPLY TO OUR MENTORING PROGRAM.
I think schools and their students definitely benefit from having the Stoked Mentoring program. Stoked teaches students so many important life lessons and helps them find that voice inside of them and share it in a safe environment with people who care and want to listen. The participants quickly grasp the concept of commitment, responsibility, and accountability, and soon realize that it is actually a privilege to be a part of Stoked.” – Guidance Counselor, Information Technology High School“School leadership teams should partner with Stoked, because this is ahuge opportunity to get kids who are not as bought into traditionalenrichment activities (basketball, dance, etc.) excited about school. OurStoked kids have had really positive things to say about the program andare very determined to continue to work hard in school for the privilege ofcontinuing with Stoked.”– Principal, Achievement First Crown Heights High SchoolWHAT SCHOOLS SAY
“If somebody asked me about Stoked, I would tell them that it’s amentoring program and not just another after-school program. I’mthankful for Stoked because it gave me something to look forward to.When school was really stressful, Stoked was the reason why I came toschool some days.” –Khyna“I learned how to work as a team and be better with my speaking andtalking skills. [I also learned about] having better communication withpeople, having eye contact, and how to work as a team and make askateboard.” –Fabio“My favorite part of the program was getting the experience of makingsomething of myself. This makes me feel accomplished. I learned how tomanage my life and to strive for the best.” –JonieWHAT STUDENTS SAY
“THE PROGRAM TAUGHT ME TO…” COMPLETION RATE: 88%# OF STUDENTS SERVED SINCE ‘09: 175 84% WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN OTHER STOKED PROGRAMS 72% ARE MORE EXCITED75% OF STUDENTS RECOMMEND PROGRAM ABOUT COMING TO SCHOOL 51% FEEL MORE CONNECTED TO SCHOOL ATTENDANCE RATE: 85%RESULTS
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!Steve Larosilieresteve@stoked.org / 646-710-3600 24 Empowering Youth Through Action Sports August 12, 2011