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By Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Nonprofit teaches kids life skills by making skateboards.

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The brainchild of Paul Schmitt, a professional skateboard manufacturer turned educator and philanthropist, the CREATEASKATE program teaches kids the math and science behind a popular everyday pop-culture icon: the skateboard. CreateAskate looks like a woodworking site with its woodgrain-textured graphics. But it does a pretty good job of explaining how a two-week make-a-skateboard project can help kids become better students and set life goals. The site's core lesson: in a material world that celebrates instant gratification, it can be worth the time and effort to make, rather than buy, something you want.

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  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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