Redwood City "GRIND" Program

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Presented in partnership with Society Skate Shop

What happens when you mix artistic creativity and skateboarding? GRIND happens! During this six-week course, participants will design, create, build and skate on their very own custom skateboard! The first half of the course will be spent focusing on design and graphics incorporation! In addition to the creativity component, these future skaters will also learn the ins and outs of assembly and maintenance of their awesome new skateboards. The GRIND course concludes with two weeks of safety and skate instruction on techniques, fundamentals, and tricks! 

2018-2019 Program information


2018 -2019 GRIND programming will be offered through our REACH After School Program (Kennedy Middle School and Selby Lane School) and at the Red Morton Youth Center. GRIND is open to 5th-8th graders who live in Redwood City.  Registration will open for the class offered through the Red Morton Youth Center in early Spring.  

GRIND is a FREE program for Youth Center members, but registration is required. Youth Center membership is $15/year. All registration must be completed at Red Morton Community Center (1120 Roosevelt Ave.)

Due to grant funding requirements, attendance is mandatory and participants must be present for the entire class.


  • Give participants the freedom to create a skateboard that reflects their personality
  • Teach participants the importance of skateboarding safely and responsibly
  • Teach participants applicable traffic laws and how to navigate safely around their community
  • Teach participants basic skateboard construction and repair
  • Increase confidence, skill level, and physical fitness among youth


The GRIND  Program, in partnership with Redwood City 2020, has been awarded a grant by the San Mateo County Safe Routes to School Program to cover the majority of program costs for this upcoming school year! 

The Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department would also like to give special recognition to SIMS Metal.  Their generous financial support will cover the funding gap that will enable us to provide additional GRIND classes to be held at the Red Morton Youth Center. 


For more information on how you can support GRIND, please contact 650.780.7335.