Since 2019, Push Worcester has welcomed hundreds of youth ages 7-13 to our pop-up skate park at the City’s Recreation Worcester summer program!
We bring boards, protective gear, and experienced staff who engage youth in skate instruction, team building games, and art activities, creating an encouraging and exciting atmosphere through an open skate jam format promoting physical activity, creative expression, mental focus, and community building.
We employ and mentor a cohort of skaters 16-24 as skate camp counselors in partnership with YouthWorks, inviting young leaders in our community to join us in supporting youth to find joy on a skateboard, and in growing our skate community.
DIY Paint & Skate
In collaboration with Artifakt Supply we hosted our first DIY arts program in the spring of 2022! Through hands-on workshops, youth participants experimented with paint, spray paint, markers, stickers, collage, and more to design their own skateboards, and showcase them to their community. Push Worcester staff hosted skate sessions for the group at local skateparks, providing opportunities for instruction, support, and community building. Check out our video recap to learn more about how the program impacted those involved!
The 2022 DIY Paint & Skate Program was supported by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, the Worcester Arts Council, the Mass Cultural Council, Artifakt Supply, Orchard Skateshop, & Eastern Boarder
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.