The Kicker Project is an organization that provides skate and snowboarding programs to under-served youth. We feel that all Twin Cities’ children deserve the opportunity to learn life skills through sports they identify with regardless of age, race, gender, family composition, income or community. In response to the lack of individual sport programs offered to inner city adolescents, Kicker Project provides youth ages 11-17 the opportunity to explore snowboarding and skateboarding in a positive and organized environment. We are committed to making a difference in participants’ lives and are certain we will.
In this endeavor, we aim to create a new and diverse generation of not just snowboarders and skateboarders, but community leaders and role models that will pave the way for generations to come.
- Expose inner-city youth to individual sports, namely snowboarding and skateboarding
- Teach participants the importance of goal setting and developing creative solutions that help achieve them
- Teach participants good sportsmanship, discipline and healthy communication skills
- Show participants how to use snowboarding and skateboarding as a tool to overcome fear and build trust in themselves and others
- Increase self-esteem
- Help prevent childhood obesity by teaching youth to lead active live
- Teach participants a sport they can practice for a lifetime
- Create a new and culturally diverse generation of boardsports enthusiasts which includes females and people of color