GoPro for a Cause is excited to support STOKED and its work using board sports to close the opportunity gap and provide the skills to help youth reach their highest potential. Check out our latest GoPro for a Cause video made by Kindhumans when we caught up with the STOKED crew for a day of snowboarding! The following words are by Abha Palmer, STOKED Development Associate. Click here if you'd like to donate to the end of year campaign.

At STOKED, our mission is to create a community of fearless leaders through mentoring, opportunity and action. We were founded by entrepreneur Steve Larosiliere and action sports personality Selema Masekela. Through mentorship and action sports culture, STOKED empowers underserved youth to reach their fullest potential, sharing passion, resilience and determination and inspring leadership. STOKED celebrates individuals that live big lives, take risks and seize opportunities. We are a community of doers, making change and leading the charge throughout our respective industries. Every day is a reason to do better, achieve more and make the next generation stronger. We pragmatically address fear and crush it with courage. 

GoPro joined STOKED LA on a weekend snow mentor day in early 2020, when the mountains were still open for the 2019-20 season. We were able to bring our kids out to Snow Summit to hit the slopes and enjoy the mountain. For many of these kids, this was their first opportunity to go snowboarding and experience nature in this way. Once they get on the board, you can see them expereince the thrill of this new adventure while also learning lessons like resilience, determination, teamwork and perseverance. They take this with them and, with their mentoring relationships, are able to apply this to other aspects of their daily lives. 

We’re grateful to GoPro and Kindhumans for capturing this epic day on film. In this video you can see what kind of impact STOKED makes on our youth. Seeing the smiles on our students’ faces all day make it worth it. 

If you’d like to support this awesome cause, visit stoked.org or check out STOKED and Kindhumans' apparel collaboration, where proceeds go to STOKED's various mentorship programs. To become a mentor go to stoked.org/mentoringchallenge. You can also follow STOKED on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.