We have many goals for our expansion this school year! Project Lifelong will bring skateboarding and empowerment to more children than ever before, including a major increase of female participation. With our Mobile Skatepark Project (Ramps in a Cargo van), we aim to provide programing on at least three grade school campuses while using Swanston Community Center as our home base.
The new expansion will allow us space to provide real work experience as we create roughly 10 high school internship positions and more Jr skate mentor positions. Many of our current teens have been working hard to build the future of this program. They have taken on the role of designing ramps for beginners to fit in the cargo van and plan on building them soon.
This spring, we aim to partner with at least 1 new site to launch our first ever Friday Night Skate Sessions! Our Friday night session operate by placing shipping containers on sites and filling them up with skate equipment. We are particularly excited for this new model as we have long waited to create more hubs for local skateboarders to be themselves.
Our dream for Friday Night Skate Sessions is to partner with art and music departments to create a hub for all things alternative and non-traditional! Projected sites for the Friday Night Program include a Jr High in the Arden Arcade area and a community center in South Sacramento ran by The Youth and Family Collective. The time to support alternative youth sports and culture is now!
As we continue to celebrate the opportunities for the future of Project Lifelong, it important to recognize and send gratitude to the folks that have gotten our program this far. The Sheriff's Community Impact program continues to be our greatest contributor and partner while allowing us space to build Project Lifelong the way skateboarders see fit.
Our Legion of more than 80 monthly donors are truly the heartbeat of Project Lifelong as they continue to make our effort sustainable, while building into the future. Hyper Pixel Marketing Services has helped us reach farther than could be imagined. And finally, everyone that has volunteered and contributed energy in our vision for youth, we thank you deeply. Be sure to check out PL's Partners page to see all the companies that continue to make this possible!
Skate on friends!
Contributions to our vision can be made at www.projectlifelong.org/donate