Franklin's Paine educates youth and adults about the creative and recreational value of skateboarding, as well as its benefits for Philadelphia, its neighborhoods and its individuals. Our education programs provide opportunities to learn about skateboarding and leadership skills, nutrition, advocacy techniques and even skatepark design.

In development, prospective launch: Fall 2012

The Creative Commissions program is an art-commissioning program focused on engaging fine and performing artists in permanent, temporary, and time-based projects within skateparks.  

Franklin’s Paine has partnered with the Charter High School for Architecture and Design (CHAD) for a new kind of after school skateboarding club.  The program meets once a week alternating between skate sessions and design session with the goal of merging the student’s passions for skateboarding and design.

FPSF’s commitment to youth development, safety, and health is showcased in our popular Gear for Groms (G4G)  after-school skateboarding program. Led by professional skateboarder AJ Kohn, G4G takes experienced and professional skateboarders into communities around Philadelphia and connects them with local groms (skate slang for young skaters) to reinforce important life skills - discipline, creativity and teamwork - through skateboarding instruction