When anyone pops into a STOKED surf, skate or snowboarding session – you can just feel the magic of our programs.
Just ask any coach or youth mentor if they think STOKED works or better yet – look at the faces of our youth mentees. Nothing but smiles.
But for a lot of adults, that isn’t enough. “Magic” is hard to measure and unfortunately, as we grow up, believing can be tough to do. We want numbers and concrete data to prove that things work. We live in a world constantly searching for ROI.
So we decided to capture some hard facts. And the numbers don’t lie.
IN A RECENT EVALUATION, WE SURVEYED OUR STUDENTS ON THEIR FEEDBACK ABOUT THE STOKED PROGRAM. HERE ARE THE RESULTS:
In addition to the above information, we discovered that students who participated in STOKED’s programs are more active, have improved time management skills and feel more connected to their school and community.
Compare those numbers to the recent research that youth and teenagers actually feel more disconnected compared to before the pandemic even though technology, phones and social app use is on the rise. STOKED continues to leverage the power of community and culture to give youth the skills, relationships and experiences to succeed.
As one mentee explained, “I really love and appreciate Coach J. They fit the energy of the school and make me want to come back next year.”
While we wish every community member, board member or grow-up could come experience the magic in-person we know that’s not always possible. Check out our social media channels to follow along and if you are interested in becoming a mentor you can get in touch.