2016 Skaters Next Door

$6,566 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 15 months
Ja'Ovvoni Garrison
on behalf of JaOvvoni Garrison
My name is Ja'Ovvoni Garrison and we are the Skaters Next Door 

Skateboarders Next Door (S.N.D.) helps to help build skateboarders in numbers and in value. 

We aim to demonstrate how the disciplines 
developed in skateboarding can give guidance
and awareness towards environmental, 
community development, health, and educational issues.

The Two Piece Platform
S.N.D offer two programs for the varying skill sets of skateboarding.

Skateboard Lessons
Skate lessons are 8 to 10 week programs that offer open opportunity to beginners who are intimidated or unable to afford a skateboard. After the 10 weeks of completion participants received a complete board but also build relationships that helps sustain motivation to keep pushing.

Service Missions
Service missions are tailored to avid skaters that struggle to afford updated equipment such as boards, wheels, and bearings. This platform allows us to create a shared community building experience that instills neighborhood ownership and pride by doing clean ups and other related missions.

This year we aim to give out 200 skateboards throughout NE Ohio to kids who are less fortunate to financially stay equipped or interested in learning to skateboard.

How to Contribute

Every penny counts, and we appreciate each and every donor. All of our proceeds go directly to the skaters and helping us improve their experience, skateboards, better facilities to use for lessons, and much more.

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Click below to check out our gallery of outreach

To check out recent articles and a few visuals to learn more about myself look below!

 Public Square Group
Cleveland.com Article
Cleveland Scene Magazine Article
JaOvvoni Garrison - Skater and Activist (Part 1)
JaOvvoni Garrison - Skater and Activist (Part 2)
Sun times article
GrindTV article
WKYC interview video
Cleveland Magazine 2016 most interesting people
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Update 2
Posted by Ja'Ovvoni Garrison
9 months ago
Big thanks to Board Rescue for choosing Skaters Next door as an award recipient for $4870 in skateboard equipment! I'm excited and relived to know this program matters and is making it work where it needs to.
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Update 1
Posted by Ja'Ovvoni Garrison
12 months ago
Big thanks to Tristar Skateshop, Westside Skateshop, and all the awesome people who donated product. The monetary difference of about 27 decks 3 pairs of wheels and 3 pairs of trucks came out to $340 dollars in used goods! The boxes are reset and these goods are going out to some #skatersnextdoor today! Be sure to come to Stella Walsh today between 4pm to 630pm for my peeps in the struggle! Hit me up if you can't make it but have a broken deck.
Donated goods!
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$6,566 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 15 months
Created January 6, 2016
Ja'Ovvoni Garrison  
on behalf of JaOvvoni Garrison
Dave & Stacy Magee
8 months ago

You are doing great things for Cleveland and for all of our kids. Thank you!

Board Rescue
9 months ago (Offline Donation)

35 complete skateboards and two skate tools

Donated Goods
12 months ago (Offline Donation)

Donated goods valued at $340 from Westside and Tristar between March and April.

Stephanie Lipscomb
14 months ago

Continued blessings!!! ❤

Ethan Holmes
14 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thanks applesauce man!

Donation Bucket round up
14 months ago (Offline Donation)

Tri Star doing an awesome job raising funds.

Matt Castillo
13 months ago
Touch Supper Club Fundraiser
14 months ago (Offline Donation)
Endia Alexander
14 months ago
15 months ago
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