Above Coping is a non profit dedicated to providing support and new experiences to youth with chronic health conditions and life-threatening illnesses. We inspire children and their families to enjoy skateboarding art, and friendship as therapeutic coping mechanisms; thriving, not just surviving.
“Getting Over It” is a program for youth that are healthy enough to ride skateboards. We host skateboard clinics where children are given the opportunity to learn from seasoned and professional skateboarders.
“Skating Through It” is a program where Above Coping hosts art clinics where children are give the opportunity to design and customize their own professional quality skateboard deck. Above Coping works in hospitals and in partnership with local non-profits that serve these youth. In 2011, we painted nearly 200 skateboards!
Above Coping is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Donations you make to Above Coping are tax-deductible.