EMPOWERING THE YOUTH OF IMPOVERISHED AREAS BY PROVIDING BETTER ACCESS TO SKATEBOARDING
LPSTK Inc is a 501(c)(3) that partners with other nonprofits & local skate shops working with kids to build camaraderie and expose them to the creative opportunities skateboarding can bring through organized events and workshops. With your donation we are providing new decks, skateboard education, and important life skills to children in need.
LPSTK INC DONATES A DECK FOR EVERY DECK SOLD.
HOW IT STARTED
The decision to transition the skateboard brand to a nonprofit was decided after our team spent time skating and bonding with the youth in Porto Alegre, located in Southern Brazil. After several trips back and forth, we realized there was an opportunity to connect with these kids in a more impactful way. With the mission to empower the youth of impoverished areas through access to skateboarding and new sustainable equipment, LPSTK Inc. was established. Our skateboard team will continue to ride and promote our products to support the 1-for-1 model and give back to skateboarding.
"More than 40% of children and adolescents up to 14 years of age live in poverty in Brazil, which represents 17.3 million young people. Those living in extreme poverty reach 5.8 million young people, or 13.5%" ~Scenario of Childhood and Adolescence in Brazil, released by the Abrin Foundation, April 2018. LPSTK Inc will benefit approx. ages 6-18 years old. They live among the 25% of the impoverished population that makes up the city of Porto Alegre. These children are in need of a healthy, daily activity that can keep them active, focused, and most importantly, out of troubling, otherwise dangerous scenarios.