Steve Larosiliere is the Founder and President of STOKED, a youth development agency with offices in New York and Los Angeles that uses a combination of action sports (snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing), mentoring, and after-school programs to empower teens to be successful leaders in their community.
Through STOKED, Steve’s work has appeared in the New Yorker Magazine, ESPN, Huffington Post, Nylon Magazine, Fuel TV, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, and Transworld Business. Stoked was voted to the charity of the Week by Time Out NY and was voted to the NY 100 (100 most innovative businesses in NY). In 2010 Steve was honored as a Hometown Hero in New York and given the Mentoring Award for his work with New York City youth.
Prior to founding STOKED, Steve served as a recruiter for Mentoring USA in New York City, advocated for youth in foster care, and ran a successful marketing company where he worked with clients such has Sony Music, Reader’s Digest, and Rock the Vote.
Steve holds a BA in History from Stony Brook University, is a United Way Senior Fellow, and received his MPA Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs. In addition to participating in action sports, Steve is an avid runner.
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Filmed at ASC Action Sports + Culture conference in Long Beach, CA on July 2013