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Next Up Foundation

Anaheim, CA | http://nextupfoundation.org
Joined in August 2016

About Us

The NEXT UP FOUNDATION is a non-profit organization that uses skateboarding as an engaging alternative to traditional after-school programs--one that appeals to many hard-to-reach kids.

We believe that some life lessons can be learned best on a skateboard. Our foundation contributes to its local community, in Anaheim, by being a positive mentoring force in the lives of young people and offers them a unique and active support system.<img data-idealist-editor-upload-provider="uploadcare" data-idealist-editor-upload-uri="https://ucarecdn.com/e30f48be-fb5f-4fa4-a141-521958d8bcfe/" src="https://ucarecdn.com/e30f48be-fb5f-4fa4-a141-521958d8bcfe/-/resize/x458/">

WHAT WE DO:
  • Operate twice-weekly after-school skateboarding sessions at the local skate park under guidance of volunteer mentors (and, occasionally, professional skaters)
  • Take participants on field trips to action sports companies and expose participants to career opportunities
  • Teach the value of positive character traits such as resilience, self-discipline, integrity, and communication
  • Encourage healthy lifestyles and resistance to peer pressure
  • Support educational growth by providing academic resources and offering tutoring and college preparation assistance
  • Inspire career goals by offering workshops taught by both industry and academic professionals
  • Supply equipment, shoes, and clothing to participants as needed
  • Provide a supportive social community for kids and teens
The objective of Next Up Foundation is to demonstrate through skateboarding that, as in life, setting specific, attainable goals and approaching them with determination and optimism allows us to build confidence, overcome obstacles, and exceed our own expectations.

The NEXT UP FOUNDATION is a non-profit organization that uses skateboarding as an engaging alternative to traditional after-school programs--one that appeals to many hard-to-reach kids.

We believe that some life lessons can be…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Volunteering

Location

  • 311 E. Broadway
    Anaheim, CA

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