Elemental Awareness teamed up with the WLCAC in Watts, CA to bring the Element “No Board Left Behind” program to the kids for the Holidays. The kids brought their used boards and we cut them into cruisers and provided new trucks, wheels, bearings and hardware. After all the cutting was done, we all headed over to the skate park for a session with the new skateboards. Special thanks goes out to the WLCAC and everyone who came out!
The EA crew packed the van and hit the open roads through the deserts of the Southwest on this years annual tour through the Southwest. We visited our friends from Apache Skateboards in San Carlos, AZ, and then headed to Navajo land at Window Rock, AZ. We built a killer mini ramp at the existing park in San Carlos, led by the Hager Brothers, who got lots of the local skaters helping out. From there, we rolled through The Grand Canyon to take in some breathtaking views, then made our way out to Albuquerque, NM to hit the streets and skate some epic ditches. Then back in AZ to Window Rock, where we put on an awesome event at the skate park, lots of skating went down, and live painting on an old car hood by artist Mike Kershnar. We all stayed in a Navajo Hogan that night, and got to hang with some horses in the morning before the long journey back to Cali. See y’all next year! Click here to see all the photos from the trip.
This summer, Elemental Awareness Foundation sent up kids from less fortunate areas to Element YMCA Skate Camp for a week in the mountains. We feel that this experience can be life changing and open kids up to a whole new world that is out there just waiting to be explored. Check out the photos and video from this year’s lucky kids who got an all expenses paid trip to one of our favorite places in the world, Element YMCA Skate Camp. Click here for more photos.
This past weekend, Elemental Awareness and Element flew out to Virginia to team up with Coastal Edge to donate shoes and skateboards to kids in need. Through the changing lives through skateboarding program, a portion of the shoe sales goes to helping us get gear into the hands of the kids who need them. For more information about the program, Click Here. For photos from Virginia, Click Here.
Elemental Awareness Foundation provided all the skateboards this past spring for the 12th and A skateboard program in New York City. In this program, kids learn the basics of skateboarding in a fun and safe environment. For more photos from the Skate P.E in NYC, Click Here. Special thanks to Billy Rohan and Taji Ameen for making this program happen.