Providing support and new experiences to youth skaters with chronic health conditions.

Above Coping is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that brings the gift of skateboarding to youth with chronic health conditions and life-threatening illnesses.

The name represents a skater’s ability to launch into an aerial maneuver above the top edge of a ramp or pool, otherwise known as getting “above coping.”

Through skateboarding, art, and friendship, these youth are better equipped to overcome the challenges of their situation, to fully appreciate life and smooth transitions, and assist them as they rise above coping!