We work with the local Latina Leadership group of middle and high school girls who would like to learn how to snowboard. Having all females in a group is really empowering and gives them courage to try this hard sport. We pair the girls up with female instructors and mentors to allow them to feel safe. The girls create a bond through learning to snowboard and they can take these skills of overcoming challenges into every aspect of their life.
At CTF we are constantly striving to provide new and innovative ways to introduce kids to snowboarding and skateboarding.
We also understand it’s important to have staple programs every year we can grow, and kids can evolve through as their skills develop.
Every year we actively reach out to the Jackson Hole Freeride program and see if they have any kids that need help joining their program. With the income-gap extremes of Jackson Hole, many kid’s are skilled and are perfect for the team, but cannot afford the financial commitment. That’s where we step in. In the winters of 2020/2122/ we’ve been able to help Marvin Martell. Watch this video to hear his story
Working closely with our friends at Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, we provide the opportunity for the youth to snowboard in Jackson Hole. Many of these kids have never seen the mountains and without our support would never get to experience the joys of carving turns on snow.
Although we’re based in Teton County, Wyoming, we believe our close neighbors to the east deserve equal opportunity to learn a new passion that will dramatically improve their quality of life.
We partner with Sacred Child Group Home to bring kids of all ages to Jackson to experience snowboarding. Our goal is to continue working with the same groups year after year so that they can build on the skills they learned previously
Carving The Future offers Learn-To-Skate Clinics open to anyone 6 and over throughout the summer. We partner with other organizations striving to empower the youth like SheJumps, GAP, and JH Latina Leadership to host skateboarding clinics. These clinics are a great way for us to partner with already established organizations and introduce their kids to something new. The kids get to take their skateboard home if they don’t already own one.
CTF also travels to Riverton to work with the Wind River Reservation youth to provide skateboard instruction and gear. We host multiple clinics and give them gear so they can practice on their own.