Skate After School

About

what we do
learn about our organization

At Skate After School, we match talented and enthusiastic volunteers with Phoenix area schools to provide skateboard instruction to underserved youth. With donated skateboard equipment, we are able to engage students in a challenging and exciting extracurricular activity.

Donate Now


who we are
meet the Skate After School team

Ryan Lay

co-founder

Ryan Lay is the executive director of Skate After School and is also a professional skateboarder sponsored by Welcome Skateboards, Altamont, Etnies, CCS Skate and Krux trucks. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in public administration from Northern Arizona University. He grew up in Mesa, Arizona and has been skateboarding for over 20 years.

Tim Ward

co-founder

Tim Ward is the program director of Skate After School. He was formerly the skateboard program director for Woodward West Summer Camp and has over ten years of experience working with youth skateboard programs. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Arizona State University. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois, moved to Arizona in 2006, and has been skateboarding for over 20 years.

Bobby Green

co-founder

Bobby Green is owner and founder of the local valet company Go Green Valet. He is also the co-owner of the local skateboard clothing company Pyramid Country. He is an Arizona native, holds a degree in history from Arizona State University and has been a part of the Arizona skate scene for over 20 years.

Give

chip in
donate your time or skateboard gear

Volunteers must:

  • Have a positive attitude and an enthusiasm for working with kids!
  • Be 16 years of age
  • Have an interest in skateboarding
  • Be able to consistently volunteer at least one hour a week per semester
  • Live in the greater Phoenix area
  • Be able to pass a background check

Apply

What We Need

  • Helmets
  • Trucks
  • Wheels
  • Bearings

Make a monetary donation

Where to drop off gear

Freedom Boardshop
1316 S Gilbert Rd D6
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 892-1707
(map)

Cowtown Skateboards
215 W University
Tempe AZ, 85281
(480) 379-3605
(map)

Sidewalk Surfer
2602 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
(480) 994-1017
(map)

 

 

Contact

reach out
the ways to get in touch with us