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 2015, SLAG reached nearly 500 youth (primarily girls) via 45 Sunday clinics; free clinics for low-income (and primarily minority) youth through the Blazers Boys and Girls Club; low-cost after-school clinics (partnering with SUN, CampFire Columbia, Betties 360, and parent-teacher associations); and its 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
Boxer Ramen will match the first $1,000 and ¿Por Qué No? will match the first $2,500 in G!G donations to SLAG. Evo Portland will match donations of $100 or more, up to $1,000. The first 10 people to donate $150 or more will be entered to win a $250 Evo gift card and there will be other promos and incentives throughout the campaign.