FOR PIVOTS SAKE is a non-profit organization that was established in 2012 to engage and mentor youth in the Ottawa community. FPS refurbishes skateboards with used equipment donated by individuals across the city and gives them to communities in need of recreational opportunities across Ottawa. The goal of the program is not only to afford youth with the equipment needed to start skateboarding, but to also to offer mentorship programming and to engage children within the community.
As of 2015 FOR PIVOTS SAKE has
Complete skateboards donated to kids in Ottawa
Kids sent to skateboard summer camp
Months of skateboard programming in Smith Falls
Kids in Iqaluit went to skateboard camp for a week