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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Protestant, Religion

Mission: To create a safe positive environment within action sports where youth can belong, be introduced to Jesus Christ and be engaged in discipleship both in the Minneapolis area and around the world.

Target demographics: Youth in action sports

Geographic areas served: Minneapolis

Programs: Small groups, mentoring, camps, trips and other events.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

JSAW IS THE BEST! Jonny, Ian, Noah, and all the other dudes that work at Help Boardshop are probably some of the nicest guys I have ever met. They are completely changing the image of action sports! Support them all you can!!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I'm a 17 year veteran youth minister with an action sports background. I understand how ministry and action sports can be mixed with great results. JSAW really gets it. Jonny Nelson has an outstanding background in non-profit management, community engagement, and youth ministry. This makes for a wonderful mix of expertise to change lives. In particular, the skateboard culture had been seen as having poor role models for youth. Jonny and JSAW have created a cultural shift in the action sports industry by providing positive role models that are helping youth make better decisions, overcome life challenges, and have hope for a future through faith. I give JSAW and Jonny three thumbs up for their great non-profit.

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

I gave JSAW 5 stars but they deserve 10 stars. The heart and soul of this organization is based on love and caring for others, particularly those young folks oftentimes shunned by others. JSAW brings a positive light and a message of hope to a generation of action sports youth at a time when they need to feel they belong and can trust in great mentors to guide them through life's challenges.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found out about JSAW when I was seeking a positive role model for my young son who showed an interest in snowboarding. They were a Godsend for us!

These guys take a genuine interest in youth living in a culture where there aren't many who sacrificially reach out and give generously. Thanks, JSAW, for being a light and an inspiration for our young people!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first met the guys from JSAW back in 2010 and instantly fell in love with the mission of the organization and have continued to be overwhelmingly impressed by the staff. Their passion is clear as day, their attention to detail is rare for the industry and their ability to anticipate the needs of their constituents has firmly established them as a leader in the Action Sports Ministry arena. They love people, love to shred and love Jesus. I look forward to a long future supporting their work and partnering with their staff!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Johnny Nelson is a gift from God with his dedication to sharing his Faith with others, even around the world! I am grateful for JSAW and its message of acceptance and belonging.

Nathanael S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

these guys are awesome hands down the best down to earth people that really care, and are willing to help.