It takes a village!

​Become a part of a community of individuals making a difference in the lives of children in our community. Together we can help them achieve their goals and create a brighter future for all of us. 

​We are currently raising money for Coach Jon. ​​For those of you who didn't know him, Jon was an extraordinary human. He touched the lives of so many people through the things he loved most, skateboarding and music. He was taken from us too soon, but it is our mission to create a legacy of his life and love by building a skate spot and music venue that honors Jon’s spirit and continues his legacy of teaching and inspiration. 

Currently we have secured a 10,000 sqft space close to downtown Ft Lauderdale. It will house the Mad Skate Shop and the SBG skate spot and music venue, named after the brand Jon started while he was alive. This space will serve as a place for artists and skaters to gather and build skills and community together. Most of all it’s a place for Jon’s spirit to live on as we continue the work he started. He didn’t just teach kids how to skate, he engrained in them a sense of pride, work ethic and belonging - the things we know our children need to succeed in life. 

Our mission is clear - to continue and expand upon the work Jon started and honor his life and keep his memory alive. We have found a space that we know can serve that mission well. Now we need help to fill the space with everything the community needs to bring this vision to life. Help us honor Jon’s life by building a legacy for the community. We will be creating a dedication wall in the space to acknowledge all contributions over $100.  Let’s fill the walls with names so Jon can see the love and support he showed this community did not go unnoticed. 

Get your neighbors and friends and companies involved. It takes a village!  

​If you're not just here for Coach Jon, traditionally through the Strive Network you can make a donation and chose where you want the money to go: Academic Tutoring, Performing Arts Scholarships, Action Sports Coaching, funding for extraordinary programs provided by individuals in the community with the goal of impacting and educating young minds. Donations can be made by check to Strive Network and mailed to 99 SW 14th Street, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33315 or...


Volunteer your time or other resources for a fundraising event or to work as a mentor with a student within a certain area of your expertise. To volunteer please email and include your name, phone number and the area in which you would like to volunteer or simply request a listing of upcoming fundraising or community events.



Whatever way you decide to give, no effort or contribution is too small. Together our combined efforts can make a huge difference to the children of our community. 

Donations are 100% tax deductibile with three ways to donate.

Mail a check to                              Zelle to                  

Strive Network                                               or

​99 SW 14th ST      

Ft Lauderale, FL 33315