Open Minds Open Doors
With no rules, no uniforms, and no right or wrong way to do it, skateboarding is an inclusive, no-barrier-to-entry activity that encourages participants to develop and express their unique point of view. It also combines self-motivated trial and error practice with open-ended communal play. Curb is a positive and encouraging environment for reframing failure as part of a process of dedicated effort to reach self-established goals.
It is in this rich mixture of creativity, confidence, and community that we believe skateboarding can have a profound effect on shaping a resilient and growth-oriented mindset—equipping students with tools to help expand the boundaries of what they believe is possible so that they may realize their potential.
We link dedicated effort and progression with hard work to unlock a growth-oriented mindset.
Overcoming Obstacles By Skating Them
Setting the goal of landing a new trick requires a commitment to bouncing back from multiple bouts of failure. This process teaches students that learning requires an acceptance of and resilience to failure, that persistence and dedication eventually lead to success, and that they have agency over their outcomes.
We help students focus on what is required for them to meet their goals, not whether or not they can reach them.
Practice Makes Passion
Skateboarding is a great way to learn because it provides immediate feedback. By experimenting and making adjustments, students figure out how to make refinements for improvement.
Skateboarding turns learning into play, making dedicated practice more accessible and progress more tangible.
We bring students together after school to learn from each other as much as they learn from us.
WE believe in the
power Of “Next Try!”
Although embracing failure is part of skateboarding, we know it isn’t always easy to accept. Skating with others who are empathetic to the process of progression help translate negative emotions of frustration into words of encouragement. "You’ve got this,” “Next try,” and “Right here!” are often words heard at our sessions to help others achieve their goals.