About Chill LA
Chill LA was established in 2000, five years after Chill’s inception in Burlington. Since our kickoff season, Chill LA has served more than 1,200 youth across Los Angeles. Today, Chill LA offers a surf program and a skateboard program.
Through these programs, we teach important life lessons like Respect, Patience, Persistence, Courage, Responsibility, and Pride.
Chill works with youth from low-income communities, juvenile justice, mental health, drug treatment, transitional housing, foster care, and after-school programs to overcome challenges they are facing in their everyday lives.
We hosted our first full six-week skate program in the fall of 2015. Our program features private lessons for our teens provided by Skatelab, and a pre-skate “classroom” area to delve into our weekly life lessons. All boards were generously donated to us from Board Rescue. This year, we are proud to announce that we've added an afternoon session as well, doubling the youth enrolled in our skate program!
We have partnered with Boarding House Mentors to host our summer surf programs. We surf for six weeks in June and July with each teen in a private, one-on-one lesson. The entire program is provided at no cost to the youth or agencies involved.
The Latest from Chill Los Angeles
Get ready for la surf summer 2017
We're stoked to partner again in 2017 with Boarding House Mentors for our surf program, coming summer 2017!
Our Host Skatepark
Chill Los Angeles is stoked to partner with Skatelab again for the 2016 season!
Skatelab opened in 1997 and houses a skatepark, the Skateboard Museum which houses over 5,000 vintage skateboards, scooters and other items of skateboard memorabilia dating from the 1960s to present day, which recognizes and honors the history of skateboarding and those influential figures who have significantly shaped skateboarding and culture throughout the years. and the Skateboarding Hall of Fame.