How to do it?
Teacher’s Kits are the very best way to become familiar with the deck building process, available in three shapes.
What materials do I need for a class?
School Multi-packs designed for 10 and 20 students are an easy way to outfit a class or group quickly.
All materials and tools are available individually.
You can also email or phone us and we can work together to create a detailed list and budget to get your class building boards.
This is a major issue with almost all schools. While we frequently get requests for donations, what we offer instead are suggestions on how schools have found a way to start up a skateboard building program for their students.
The start-up portion of setting up a class can quickly use up a budget. However once the tools are invested in, they are reusable and only require glue and veneer to continue building decks in class after class.
GRANTS: are perfect to cover the initial investment of the reusable tools. Materials can then be self-sustaining through sales or auctions of finished decks. (many schools require students to build 2 decks per term for this reason).
MATERIALS FEE: on a per-student basis, collect the cost of the “consumable” items (veneer and glue) instead of using the yearly budget.
SKATEBOARD FACTORY: generate a self-sustaining program by operating a company store and generating income through sales. Offer a credit or life skills course for the management of this program.
CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP: through personal, school and community connections.
MENTORSHIP PROGRAMMING: budgets may be available to groups that involve mentorship. Match up pairs of under and over achievers to create a learning and support system within your own classroom.
CREATIVE RESOURCES: many schools have budgets set aside for specially mandated programs. Recently we heard from an enterprising teacher who started a "Stop Smoking" After School program because she discovered there was a budget available for it. It was enough to get 12 students to stop smoking, (at least for a while) and each one ended up making a custom skateboard. A win-win!