Since 2015, BFS has partnered with STOKED, a leadership program centered around the culture, activities, and business of action sports. In their first year, students designed and built their own skateboards, learned to skate, and learned to snowboard. They also had access to summer surfing trips. STOKED provides all the materials necessary for a day on the slopes, skate park, or beach. In their second year, students designed their own action sports brand. As they progress, students will be given access to internships across the industry, as well as preparation for all manner of employment. And of course, there is the incredible access to sports and equipment that many urban young people don’t normally have. The STOKED mission of providing equal access and supporting the growth of both an individual and a community aligns with BFS principles, and two years in, STOKED has already been a rewarding and exciting partnership loved by our students.
Spring 2018: BFS Team Wins First Place in Annual STOKED Brand Showcase!
BFS High School students who are part of the STOKED Mentor program were the winners of an all-city high school competition for their brand Just Period - We help people who bleed. Just Period sought donations of menstrual products for NYC's homeless women. Our STOKED students won an internship at HUGE, a marketing and design agency in DUMBO. Congratulations!
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