EXPOSURE SKATE

Vista, CA   |  www.exposureskate.org

Mission

Exposure Skate is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to empowering girls through skateboarding.We create visibility & inclusive spaces for women & involve participants in supporting at-risk communities.We believe the combination of action sports & altruism emboldens women to make positive changes in not only their own lives but in the wellbeing of their communities.Our international community engages in inclusive events, workshops & sessions to build confidence, compassion & resilience on & off the board. We teach women and girls to set goals, confront challenges and connect with peers to further fuel their own drives and aspirations. Programs include international competitions, youth skate & serve classes, adult clinics and community sessions.Each event serves a different humanitarian cause

Notes from the nonprofit

Exposure is excited to announce the inaugural year of the Exposure College Scholarship. As the cost of tuition is often a deterrent to college-bound individuals, it is our goal to empower female-identifying skateboarders with the opportunity for higher education through annual scholarships. In partnership with The College Skateboarding Education Foundation (CSEF), The Exposure Scholarship will provide a $5,000 scholarship to offset the cost of tuition to two deserving individuals beginning Fall 2021. To be considered for a scholarship, you must  be a skateboarder who identifies as female or non-binary and contribute to your community. Exposure is on a continuing mission to give back, and our scholarships will reward individuals who parallel our mission. Applications will be reviewed with consideration toward financial need and academic scholarship.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Amelia Brodka

Vice President and Treasurer

Lesli Cohen

Main address

P.O. BOX 1315

Vista, CA 92083 USA

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EIN

46-4935624

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Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Our programs

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EXPOSURE: A Women's Benefit Event

This event is the biggest women's skateboarding event in the world. It creates an opportunity for women and girls from all over the world to come together to showcase their talents. EXPOSURE Skate creates opportunities for beginner, amateur and professional female skateboarders. Proceeds from the event are donated to local domestic violence shelters.
The event offers:
• All-ages Yoga and Learn-to-Skate Clinics
• Female Amateur and Professional skateboarding competitions
• A Vendor Village that showcases a healthy lifestyle
• Autograph Signings, Silent Auctions and Raffles

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

A youth program that teaches confidence through skateboarding and compassion through community service. The program offers two free clinics per month that consist of a community service project followed by a skateboarding clinic taught by professionals. Each session highlights a different need in the community and designs a service project to support that need. Projects range from making friendship bracelets for victims of bullying to making activity kits for patients in the children's hospital.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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EXPOSURE Skate's goal is to give girls and women the tools they need in order to succeed. EXPOSURE Skate seeks to inspire all girls to be courageous, strong and dedicated to accomplishing their goals. EXPOSURE Skate is determined to dissolve limitations that societal standards have placed upon women and girls. The programs offered by EXPOSURE Skate aim to draw many local, national and international media channels in order to showcase the progression of women in sport and to inspire girls all over the world to fulfill their own aspirations.
EXPOSURE Skate seeks to inspire all women and girls to be free to purse the life that they want.

EXPOSURE Skate creates an atmosphere for success through local, national and international events. These events bring powerful and talented women and girls from all over the world together to share their passions with the youth. These world-class female athletes serve as teachers and role models who share life-changing experiences with local communities. By creating a space in which elite female athletes demonstrate their talents, girls receive first-hand experience of what is possible and attainable for them.
The culminations of the world’s best female athletes also draw many levels of media to come cover EXPOSURE events. The high level of media exposure helps promote the representation of females as strong, capable athletes and leaders.
The proceeds from these events are donated to survivors of domestic abuse. By announcing this as the key beneficiaries of the event, we not only support the cause financially but we help to spread awareness of the issue.

EXPOSURE Skate is capable of creating a global support community that blurs geographical, racial and socio-economical borders. EXPOSURE Skate has the ability to grow empowering communities that inspire one another to set goals and accomplish dreams. EXPOSURE Skate is able to demonstrate the unlimited potential of female athleticism with the world by attracting media attention to female skateboarders all over the world. EXPOSURE Skate has the power to educate youth about self-confidence, wellness and the rewards of perseverance.

EXPOSURE Skate has shown progress through each succeeding event. Between our 2013 and 2014 we have increased event attendance by 400%, increased professional participation by 50%, increased clinic participation by 400%, increased our donation to survivors of domestic violence by 5% and increased our corporate support by 300%.

Financials

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EXPOSURE SKATE

Board of directors
as of 5/15/2021
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Board chair

Lesli Cohen

Beatrex Quntanna

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

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