Best Reason to Stay Out of Gangs and Shred - 2004
Snowboard Outreach Society
Some anti-gang programs send kids door-to-door selling candy bars. Others stress the importance of education. But the Snowboard Outreach Society's message is as clear as it is radical: Ride to live! The ten-year-old Avon-based organization introduces at-risk kids to the joys of shredding -- ride-bys instead of drive-bys. Along with advice on how to carve and achieve big air, SOS stresses five core values: Courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom and compassion. As the vision statement says: "Be honest, take responsibility and live the dream." Dude! Better shred than dead!