This Fall of 2016 five boys from the Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough participated in the CHILL Toronto Skateboard program. This youth development program revolves around a six-week curriculum that uses skateboarding to teach life skills and increase self-esteem in participants. There were six weekly themes: patience, persistence, responsibility, courage, respect, and pride. Each of these themes provided a framework for learning and personal growth for participants.
Over the past six weeks the boys were able to learn how to skateboard in a fun, engaging, and safe environment at SkateLoft. Thanks to the Roarockit Skateboard the boys were also given the opportunity to build and design their own skateboard, which they were able to take home at the end of the program.
We would like to send our sincere gratitude to CHILL Toronto for providing our youth with this amazing opportunity and we are looking forward to participating in the CHILL Snowboard program in the Winter of 2016.