2016 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.
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 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 Scene Magazine Article
JaOvvoni Garrison - Skater and Activist (Part 1)
JaOvvoni Garrison - Skater and Activist (Part 2)
Sun times article
WKYC interview video
Cleveland Magazine 2016 most interesting people