Our mission is to promote personal development, academic achievement, and healthy living to under-served youth through action sports culture. STOKED is a nonprofit founded by Steve Larosiliere and X Games announcer Sal Masekela. It is dedicated to providing action sports opportunities to disadvantaged urban youth. STOKED partners with public high schools in New York City and Los Angeles to provide its action sports-based programs to their students.
Since being founded in 2005, STOKED has served more than 2,500 youth, with a 100% graduation rate for students who stay in their program for a year or more. Their partners include major brands such as Mountain Dew, ESPN and Quicksilver and high profile figures like Lil’ Wayne, Kate Upton and pro skateboarders Nyjah Huston & Ryan Sheckler.