Create positive young leaders from the skateboarding community.
Build an independent 4-12 School and accredited Postgraduate College to implement a skateboarding based curriculum in Sunshine Valley BC.
Assist cognitive development of children by introducing skateboarding programs at the motor skills development stage.
Provide underprivileged skateboarders 14 and under with access to shoes and skateboarding equipment.
Christmas 2011, OneAreaCode Corp started hosting the Shoes&Equipment program with the support of S&J Sales, Timebomb Trading, Ultimate Distribution, FourStar, Kitsch, RedStar and Supra Shoes.
Designed to create young leaders, promote positive and productive use of skate facilities and to raise the skills and retention of young skateboarders; the program rewarded positive skate-community and school contributions for subsidized Shoes & Equipment.
The Shoes & Equipment subsidy program has been successful in reducing skatepark and online involvement/promotion of drinking, smoking, drug use, bullying and negative behavior and has resulted in an increase of skate-facility users.
In 2014 we refined the Shoes&Equipment program’s payment system to better assist marginalized families to access their equipment at a consistent pace.
In 2014, OneAreaCode Foundation and our partners Timebomb Trading, Ultimate Distribution, Supra Shoes, Saxx Underwear and Monk Office, donated over 20 thousand dollars in shoes, warm & wet weather clothing, equipment and school supplies, to BC children living below the low-income-cut-off.
In 2016 we are focused on making the Shoes & Equipment program even more accessible for marginalized children through our fundraiser program “KeepKidsRollin”.
KeepKidsRollin donates all proceeds directly to support marginalized local kids to access shoes, equipment and skate community events.
Our 2016 calendar of events will see OneAreaCode committees hosting 6 open community events and 73 members only events in Nanaimo, Comox Valley and Campbell River.
Alleviate the developmental effects of child poverty in the skateboarding community.
Break the cycle of inherited poverty.
Elevate education success and motor skills development through skateboarding.