April 27, 2016

Because youth need a safe place

Meet Milo, a 13-year old from small-town Newark (CA). He attends Newark Junior High School. Like other youth, he plays organized sports. But, his “free time” and creative outlet is skateboarding. He likes this unorganized sport because it challenges him as an individual.

Milo knows his mom Teresa works hard and is tired when she gets home from work, so Milo doesn't like asking for a “lift” to the Fremont Skatepark, which entails a 40-minute roundtrip commute; after all, mom already shuttles him to and from soccer practice. Obviously, Milo can’t drive himself.

Many Newark teens like Milo want a local skatepark. They need something to do: “I’m bored, skating the streets." They want to socialize. "I need a hangout." They want independence: "I don't want to ask my parents for a ride [to neighboring skateparks]." 

Give Milo and other Newark youth like him a safe place to skate. Give them a place where their parents know where they are. Give them a shot at a real childhood, not a life of iPads and gadgets! Donate today.

(If your employer is on this list, your employer will match your contribution. Also, Newark Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; your donation is tax deductible. Our Federal Tax ID Number/EIN is 47-5569303. )

 

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