Imagine snowboarding for the first time if you had never seen snow: the awe youd feel on the the lift. The fear looking down from the summit. The sense of accomplishment upon reaching the bottom. Dowser interviews Steve Larosiliere, Executive Director of Stoked Mentoring, who believes that such exposures can alter the life trajectory of at-risk urban youth. Six years ago he founded the program, which uses skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding as the centerpiece of mentorships in New York and Los Angeles.

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