I just discovered Create A Skate.org - a very cool organization devoted to teaching junior high and high school students how to make skateboards.  It’s started by Paul Schmitt, considered the “godfather” of skateboards, whose company in 2005 manufactured its 10 millionth board!!!

The idea is that teachers incorporate Create A Skate lessons into their classroom so that every student gets to make their own board from scratch while learning about concepts in math, science, art and design, not to mention physical education once the board is completed!

After reading through their website, I wanted to make a skateboard of my own, but it turns out that would require me going back to high school since the Create A Skate program is only available in classrooms.  If you are a junior high or high school student who would like to get this program on your campus, then visit Create A Skate and download the student petition form. I just might have to crash your class.

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One Response to “A Skate Opportunity”
  1. WOW! I just discovered your website today and I absolutely LOVE it!
    Please keep up the great work and continue updating it….this is one of the best sites I’ve been on in such a long time! It has everything perfect for my high school life! Thanks for creating it =)

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