HOPE Skateboard Program
Jason Hawkes, owner of Cardinal Skate shop and local sponsored skateboarder Ken Whitley are trying to convince The Family Center of Hope program committee to enable a skateboarding club. The Family Center of Hope is a non-profit therapeutic foster care agency offering contemporary intensive case management services for moderately to severely emotionally disturbed children in the Tidewater Virginia area.
HOPE is a great place for children who were emotionally and physically abused to grow up and hopefully find permanent homes with families who love them. However, there is a lack of extra-curricular clubs to join. If we can create a skateboarding club, we can provide an outlet for children to release their anxieties through skateboarding.
If we can get this club running, Cardinal Skate Shops will donate skateboards and safety equipment to every child who wishes to join the club. Classes will be taught by an experienced skateboarder who also grew up in The Family Center of Hope to provide lessons on the basics of skateboarding and provide emotional support.
Please sign this petition to show the program committee that people support this potential club!