Empowering at-risk youth through skateboarding

A skateboarder does a grab trick in a bowl-shaped skate park. In the background is a watching crowd, palm trees, and the ocean.
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  • Older Clips and Archives

    Do we still call them clips? Either way, here’s a sample of my work— International Business Times IBT author archive Newsweek Newsweek author archive The Huffington Post HuffPost author archive Salon Salon.com author archive The Independent Frozen has created a bonanza for Norwegian tourism Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Dead funny or too soon? Business Insider Nonprofits…

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  • Welcome!

    *** My new book, Tortured Artists, is now available from from Adams Media. Visit the website at TorturedArtistsBook.com.

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  • You Can’t Tweet a Play

    Finding a job in theater is all about networking, but what kind? ABSTRACT: Countless new actors eagerly enter the New York City casting pool every year, and the vast majority of them learn just as quickly the exasperating truth about just how impenetrable the theater scene can be. After a few months of cattle calls and headshot submissions yield numerous disappointments but few tangible results, even the most…

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Learn to skate

Skatepark welcomes youth of all ages and experience levels. Whether you’ve never been on a board before, or you can already do tricks, there’s a place for you and something to learn.

Make new friends

Skateboarding is a social sport! Come hang out and meet some new friends to cheer you on while you skate. We have a strict no-bullying policy and maintain a supportive environment.

Close-up of a person riding a skateboard, focusing on their feet and the board. One foot is on the board, while the other foot is up, in motion. A skatepark is blurred in the background.

Skateboarding can teach people discipline, patience, and resiliency. It’s a great sport for kids with a lot of energy! We’ll help build up some structure and support in your life, all while you meet new people and have a ton of fun learning how to skateboard.

Visiting Coaches

Steph Harper. Buddy Sellers. Mehmet Farrow. Bob Lopez. Tammy Habich. Tye Barclay. Kaden Price. Lily Rivera. Chris Wright. Sammy Sanchez.