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The Garage Board Shop

We are a non-profit organization with one goal; to guide the under-served and underprivileged youth in the inner-city towards the path of success. Trading skateboarding for education; we use an active lifestyle as the backbone to success in education. We aim to teach the youth to value education through our Skate-4-Education. We successfully accomplish this by motivating and awarding our kids with scholarships. While trying to make a difference in the lives of our youth we also wish to help better our community. The youth participate in various community outreach activities the shop is involved with. The youth learn the importance of recycling and use recycled goods from our environmental cleanups to their advantage. Turning a profit from the recycled material, and investing it into candy boxes they use to raise money towards trips, events, skate park maintenance, and skater scholarships. At The Garage Board Shop, well-being is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the positive impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change.

The Urban Warehouse skate 4 education program

The After-School Program That Changes Lives

Here at The Garage Board Shop, we’re committed to investing our expertise and resources into our youth. Since 2010, we’ve been supporting our community members in a variety of ways and measuring our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements such as the scale and effectiveness of our efforts. We welcome the kids into our home and bargain skating time with homework time. The program works on a point system, kids must turn in homework or report cards in exchange for points they can in-turn cash in for skateboards. We love skateboarding, it is at the soul of everything we do, but our priority is teaching kids the value of education.

Below is a trailer of a documentary that tells our story and youth story from our program. 

The Garage Board Shop

Giving Back To The Community Food Bank Friday

ZOOM Program