We’re honored to have made the local newspaper on the Gila River reservation from our last giveback tour out to the southwest! Click the Here to read the whole article, and be sure to check out the rest of the photos from our #DesertJourney tour!

Republic of Change

Elemental Awareness runs programs to help connect kids to the natural world through skateboarding….but what if there was no nature left?  Climate Change affects everyone living on this planet.  It threatens all our plants, animals, natural resources and future generations.  Take a moment to watch this video by our friends at the Republic of Change.  It creates a clear vision of two different option for our future.  If you are moved by what you see, feel free to get involved and donate.  They aren’t asking for much, just an opportunity to speak for those who can’t speak.  Click here for more informations.


The goal of Elemental Awareness is to educate and inspire kids around the world to lead positive lives by connecting them to nature through skateboarding. We see skateboarding as a powerful healer, and something constructive for kids to focus on.

Every year, we make our way out the American Indian reservations, bearing the gift of skateboarding. These are some of the most impoverished areas of our nation –with high unemployment and even higher drug and alcohol abuse. Nevertheless skateboarding remains extremely popular for Native youth.

This year we visited two different tribes in Arizona; The Pima in Gila River, and the Navajo in Window Rock. In total we gave out over 100 skateboards, boxes of tee shirts and clothes, and countless high fives. In return we received endless gratitude, and a deeper understanding of life on the Rez.

Thank you to everyone who has welcomed us into their homes and treated us like family. Click HERE for more photos.