We exist to help fill the gap between the benefits and needs of after school programming.
The benefits of after-school programming are clear, but they either cost too much or they simply don’t exist.
We believe skateboarding makes for a great after-school program because of its emphasis on play, practice, and perseverance. It is learning by doing—a cycle of failing and receiving immediate feedback to improve until a goal is reached. It promotes the trying out of ideas, using imagination, conquering fears, and developing a zest for progression.
Our curriculum is sequenced to progress through coordinated activities built upon improved self-efficacy and social-emotional learning.
2 for 1
For every student in an after school program, approximately two more would be enrolled if one were available to them.
Low-income households reporting that the cost of after-school programming was a factor in their decision not to enroll their child in a program
The number of students that do not have someone to care for them after school or have any mentoring relationships.
8 in 10
Working parents that agree that after-school programs allow them to keep their jobs or give them peace of mind about their children when they are at work.
We bring our program to the students, and there is never a cost incurred by them to participate. Students are welcome to bring their own skateboard if they have one, but we supply all skateboards, skate obstacles, helmets and wrist guards.
We work with students from 3rd to 12th grade and no prior skateboarding experience is required to participate. However, Curb is also a place for students that already skateboard. We meet students at their skill level and provide a wide range of obstacles to make our sessions as accessible and enjoyable no matter what skill level.