New Skate Like a Girl Saturday program funded by Neighborhood Matching Fund

Skate Like a Girl has teamed with up the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Program and Seattle Parks and Recreation to create their new program, Youth Employment Skateboarding (YES). Every Saturday in September, 10, 17, and 24, from 10 a.m. to noon, skateboarders aged twelve and younger can participate at Lower Woodland Skatepark for skateboarding lessons, fun activities, and skate jam. Lower Woodland Skatepark is located at 5201 Green Lake Way N.

Skate Like a Girl received grant funding for their YES program in part because YES is designed to promote healthy lifestyles, minimize negative activity in skateparks, and connect with Seattle youth who may not be involved in their communities elsewhere. The program will train qualified interns and Coaches in Training (CITs) to implement free summer programs for local youth, and is structured to create a safe, positive environment for neighbors to come together. The grant total amounted to $20,200.

Skate Like a Girl is a local, grassroots program running with the goal of empowering youth through skateboarding activities. YES is a program designed by Skate Like a Girl to help teach leadership and employment skills to local young adults.

For more information, please visit Skate Like a Girl’s website at http://skatelikeagirl.com/yes or contact Skate Like a Girl coordinator Nancy Chang at be info@skatelikeagirl.com