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Among Arizona’s K-12 students, roughly 214,000 are alone and unsupervised after school. After-school programs like Skate After School keep kids safe, boost student success, and help parents keep their jobs.

Through the empowering sport of skateboarding, Skate After School teaches students the values of generosity, respect, innovation and persistence—traits necessary for success in both skating and society.

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What we do

Skate After School began as a small community project in 2012. It has since grown into a nonprofit organization providing after-school programming to underserved children across seven Phoenix area schools.

With donations, Skate After School is able to supply students with the equipment and protective gear necessary to participate. A team of trained volunteers leads instruction and ensures that fun and safety are top priorities.

Additionally, SAS runs outreach events at local homeless shelters and refugee centers and awards summer camp scholarships to select students.

By the numbers:

Students reached per week

Watch how Skate After School impacts student’s lives.

Participating Phoenix schools

Find us at schools in the Balsz, Creighton, and Roosevelt districts.

Qualified volunteers

Apply to join our volunteer team.

Become a volunteer

Skate After School depends on its community of volunteers to help provide skateboarding instruction to students. As a volunteer you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • teach an exciting sport to enthusiastic kids.
  • work with different communities and cultures.
  • make new friends.
  • receive college credit for your time.

Can’t skate? No problem. Our team is made up of both skaters and non-skaters alike who share a passion for teaching.


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For schools

If you are associated with a Phoenix area school and are interested in adding Skate After School to your programming, please contact Ryan Lay at or (480) 703-7470.

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