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Rising Leaders Skateclub

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Rising Leaders Skate Club is a weekly skateboarding group lesson run by Brant Beaupre and N'namdee Nelson of Rising Leaders Global. Our mission is to provide a safe and positive skateboarding environment free of charge for kids of Camden City and nearby areas. Boys and Girls of all ages and all experience levels are welcome.  All equipment, including boards, helmets, pads as well as water and snacks are provided by our group.

We are looking to raise funding for the purpose of buying new safety equipment and also boards for the kids who have been dedicated to the group and showing up for ongoing weeks of lessons. We are also looking for a long term lease on warehouse space in Camden so that we can build an indoor skate park for the kids to use year round.

Thank you for taking the time to read more about us and please consider making a donation so that we can keep the club running and making a difference for the youth in our community.

Video from Courier Post


Just a couple  benefits of skateboarding:

"Skateboarding encourages resilience – The nature of skateboarding requires skaters to learn on their own and develop their own strategies to succeed.  Skaters frequently perform a trick hundreds of times over long periods before developing proficiency or experiencing reward for the efforts.  Skaters in the study reported that they apply these lessons of resilience to their lives outside of skateboarding." - University of Southern California Study 

“Our research shows that through skateboarding, skaters develop the ability to communicate and build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds” - University of Southern California Study 


More about Rising Leaders:

Rising Leaders’ Mission is to transition at-risk youth into productive young adulthood and beyond, through trauma focused and strength-based services.

Rising Leaders Global (RLG) was founded in 2008 by N’’Namdee Nelson. A life-long resident of Camden, New Jersey. Mr. Nelson was determined to improve the quality of life for his city, peers and particularly youth. At the outset of his career, Mr. Nelson worked in youth programs throughout the city and county of Camden. Determined to do more, Mr. Nelson along with a small group of peers, began conducting motivational speaking forums at local Camden City Schools. Recognizing the lack of positive male role-models from urban areas in inner cities, they sought to show youth that success and higher education could be achieved despite exposure to poverty, violence, single parenting, and the seemingly insurmountable obstacles some of our youth face. Noticing the profound impact the forums had on youth, coupled with the demand for more assistance, the idea of Rising Leaders Global (RLG) was born.


  • Luke Bater
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Christine Curry
    • $20 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $15 
    • 2 yrs
  • Nick Dimtriadis
    • $5 
    • 2 yrs
  • Phaedra Trethan
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs


Brant Beaupre
Camden, NJ
Rising Leaders Global

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