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Services/Programs

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 the soul of everything we do, but our priority is teaching kids the value of education. 

Zoom Program

The zoom program happens Mondays-Thursdays and includes the same point system as the after-school program. There are specified subjects for each weekday, however, participants can receive aid from the mentors for any subject any day necessary. Monday focuses on Art and Math; Tuesdays focuses on Science and English; Wednesday focuses on history and Foreign Lang.; and Thursdays are empowerment days. 

The point system:

Homework - 3 pts

Reading - 2 pts

Zoom attendance - 2 pts

A+ Test Scores - 3 pts

3.0 GPA - 10 pts

Rewards:

100 pts - Zoom Party with package (includes: backpack, hat/beanie, shirt, school supplies, stickers)

300 pts - Scholarship for event

500 pts - Garage Skateboard

5,000 pts - Ipad, Iphone, or Laptop

Food Bank Friday

We are dedicated to stepping up our efforts and helping everyone and every family. Food Bank Friday's are by no means an easy job, through cooperation and community empowerment we serve 300 families every Friday. We are always striving to make a difference and invite you to learn more and lend your support. It takes a village. Come join us next Friday at

759 S Atlantic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90022

 Summer Night Lights Grab N Go

GRAB N GO Saturday Night Lights 

Week 1

Wednesday June 30th 2021

drop off

South Park

Jim Gilliam

Algin Sutton

Van Ness

Thursday July 1st 2021

Hazzard Park

Glassell Park

Costello

Cypress

Week 2

Thursday July 8th 2021

Slauson 

Harvard Park

Mount Carmel

Green Meadows

Week 3

Wednesday July 14th 2021

Ramon Garcia

Highland Park

Montectio

Toberman

Thursday July 15th 2021

Normandie

Lemon Grove

Week 4

Wednesday July 21st 2021

Imperial Courts

109th street

Wilmington

Normandale

Thursday July 22nd 2021

El Sereno

Ross Snyder

Nickerson Gardens

MLK Park Jr

Friday July 23rd 2021
Jordan Downs

Week 5

Wednesday July 28th 2021

drop off

South Park

Jim Gilliam

Algin Sutton

Van Ness

Thursday July 29th 2021

Hazzard Park

Glassell Park

Costello

Cypress

Week 6

Thursday August 5th 2021

Slauson

Harvard Park

Mount Carmel

Green Meadows

Week 7

Wednesday August 11th 2021

Ramon Garcia

Highland Park

Montectio

Toberman

Thursday August 12th 2021

Normandie

Lemon Grove

Week 8

Wednesday July 18th 2021

Imperial Courts

109th street

Wilmington

Normandale

Thursday August 19th 2021

El Sereno

Ross Snyder

Nickerson Gardens

MLK Park Jr

Friday August 20th 2021
Jordan Downs