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June 30, 2010

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June 30, 2010

I came to skateboarding later in life (24), and one of the reasons I love it so much is that every moment on a skateboard represents a fear that is being conquered. I love encouraging other women to chase after their fears as well, and I feel that skateboarding is a life-changing activity. While I used to compete at other sports to try to win, I joined skateboarding contests in order to meet and skate with other women. That's when I met Courtney and her big idea to give the gift of skateboarding to girls all across the country so that the ratio of girls to boys skating might even out and change the course of so many lives. I have helped out with clinics as well as preparing the tax documents, and it is so fun to share the joy of skateboarding. Every clinic leaves a wave of friendships and new attitudes about what is possible.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing more girls skating at my local park.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand over seas :)

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The looks of joy on the girls' faces

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Enthusiastic, patient and kind

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the face of skateboarding - have clinics in every town that has a skate park, female pro tours, world-class videos, and a contest circuit at the very least!

Ways to make it better...

we had more resources

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the construct of the professional skateboarding industry is male-centered

One thing I'd also say is that...

GRO ROCKS!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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