Ride. Inspire. Lead.
Skateboarding joined Chill’s lineup of positive youth development programs in 2012 as the second boardsport. Skateboarding provides unmatched accessibility, unique challenge, a vast community, and an incredible sense of pride and accomplishment. Anywhere there’s a hard surface you’ll find a tight knit group of skaters, supporting each other and pushing their personal boundaries, and that’s exactly what Chill’s skate programs bring to the youth.
“The biggest change I noticed in my participants with Chill Skate is their boost in confidence. They are all so proud of what they are able to accomplish over the weeks.”
KAITLIN, CHILL Program Mentor
Our Program Approach
Revolving around a core value-driven curriculum, Chill programs consist of experiential learning activities, reflection, and discussion, paired with boardsport lessons. Chill’s six core values (Respect, Courage, Patience, Persistence, Responsibility, and Pride) provide youth with a foundation and framework for learning and growth, supported and enhanced through progression in boardsports skills and adult mentorship. Chill strives to remove barriers to accessing boardsports by providing youth with everything they need to get after it, at absolutely no cost. New skills gained through boardsport progression and core-value exploration are then directly applied to everyday life, challenging youth to step out of their comfort zone – both on and off their board. To read more, click HERE.
Typical Program Schedule
Agency leads and youth arrive at the skate program location.
Gear up and prepare to shred.
Participate in core-value activities/discussions.
Hop on the board for lessons, instruction, and fun.
Close out the program with a debrief lesson and core value review.
High fives and smiles. Get stoked for next week!
Gear That's Included
Access to a skate location, lessons, and gear: skateboards, helmets, and knee, wrist, and elbow pads are all provided at no cost to the youth and agency leads to use at program.
Core programs define Chill and provide youth the opportunity to tackle progression on and off their boards through a uniquely cool and experiential approach.
Discover programs provide an opportunity for partner agencies and youth to discover Chill’s philosophy through an introductory program.
Explore programs provide youth who have participated in Chill with the opportunity to build leadership skills, advance their boardsport experience and passion, and explore unique career opportunities through structured experiences.
Custom programs allow agencies to partner with Chill for a customized experience that still embodies Chill’s core-value driven boardsport instruction.