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Beyond the board

Skate After School teaches skateboarding to youth in underserved Phoenix communities. Kids learn lessons in generosity, respect, innovation, and persistence that help them thrive on and off the board.

Where skateboarding and community come together

Our progress

Since its humble beginnings in 2012 as a small community project, Skate After School has grown into a thriving nonprofit organization. We now provide weekly after-school skateboarding programs to over 240 underserved youth across eight schools in the Phoenix area.

How we do it

Through the generosity of donors, we are able to supply each of our students with the necessary skateboarding equipment and safety gear, free of charge. Our dedicated team of trained volunteers leads the instruction and ensures that fun and safety are top priorities during every session.

Providing opportunity

One of our proudest initiatives is the annual summer camp scholarship program. Select students earn the exciting opportunity to join their peers from around the world at Woodward West Skateboarding Camp or YMCA Skate Camp for a week of lessons, mentoring, and fun.

Community outreach

In addition to our school programs, Skate After School participates in community outreach throughout the year. We donate refurbished skateboards to homeless shelters and refugee centers, providing crucial mobility and independence. We aim to empower youth, build confidence, and inspire a lifelong love of skateboarding.
About Skate After School

Discover how we build confidence, skills, and friendships

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I know that if I do a trick and I land it, I know that if I worked hard for it, I can do the same thing at school.

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Skate After School impacts their lives

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When you volunteer with us, you gain so much more than you give


Be a mentor

As volunteer, you’ll form meaningful bonds with enthusiastic kids. You’ll provide guidance, encouragement, and support to help them thrive.

Expand your worldview

Skate After School serves diverse communities. You’ll interact with youth and families from all walks of life.

Make new friends

As a volunteer you’ll be part of our inclusive, welcoming community. You’ll build new friendships with like-minded people who share your passions.

Earn college credit

Boost your resume by volunteering with us to fulfill service learning requirements or to gain experience in education, social work, and community service.

Help us expand our reach and change more lives through the power of skateboarding