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The Garage Board Shop

Mission Statement

  There is a strong need in the Los Angeles areas for education based programs geared towards the inner-city youth. It is known to be a high crime rate area, with high levels of gang and drug activity. The inner city-youth are the at-risk youth, because the public schools are notorious for being over-crowded and underfunded. The majority of this youth interested in skating and street art come from low-income or poverty stricken families; many from broken homes. We saw the inner-city youth as a vulnerable group with too many chances to go down the wrong path. We thought to ourselves if only they had a place where they could go to get away from all the negative influences, a place to express them productively, a place that could be their safe-haven. So, we created it here at The Garage Board Shop in collaboration with The Urban Warehouse!

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