To build a more inclusive skateboarding community by offering a safe, empowering space to build confidence and leadership skills and to advocate for social justice. SLAG also runs free or low-cost, hands-on clinics where women and girls learn to skateboard in a supportive environment.
Bottom Line for Portland
In 2016, Skate Like a Girl reached more than 800 youth (primarily girls) via 45 public clinics at Commonwealth Skateboarding, in free after-school clinics (partnering with SUN, CampFire Columbia, Betties 360 and parent/teacher associations) and through summer camps.
“Skate Like a Girl clinics have empowered my daughters. Each has overcome significant academic and social challenges through learning to skateboard. Thanks to SLAG, I am raising self-confident children who know if they can ollie they can rule the world!”
—Melissa Gorgon Clark, mother of three SLAG participants
Evo will match the first $1,000 in G!G donations to Skate Like a Girl PDX.