Shred Love Celebrates 5 Years of Service


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Join us in celebrating our fifth year of service, as we couldn’t have done it without you! I’m extremely proud of the progress we’ve made as a group and as individuals. Collectively we’ve worked together to expose inner city and at-risk youth to snowboarding, developed the leadership skills of all of our participants, and tackled some of the roughest terrain on our snowboards and mountain bikes. Yet individually, we’ve all faced some of our greatest fears and overcame many obstacles. I’ve had the pleasure to share in many of the triumphs of the group; seeing a newbie link turns at the end of a lesson, watching our older students become group leaders, and listening to the group’s stories on the bus ride home is a reward in itself.

I started Shred Love to give back to my community and yet my community has given so much more to me in return. I’ve learned a lot within the last 5 years about community, relationships, problem solving and myself. There were many times I wanted to quit because of funding and managing the business side of Shred Love, in addition to balancing my family, my day job; my life in general. Through each hurdle you, our supporters, created a way for Shred Love to not only continue, but to also grow.

May the next 5 years allow us to continue to grow and serve more deserving youth and create many more life long memories!

Cheers!

Liz

Women’s History Month


Elizabeth Royster of Shred Love and Kim Whyatt of Creative Minds honored by Assemblyman Charles Mainor

Elizabeth Royster of Shred Love and Kim Whyatt of Creative Minds honored by Assemblyman Charles Mainor

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On March 21, 2013, Shred Love’s Founder, Elizabeth Royster was honored by the New Jersey General Assembly as a part of Women’s History Month. She was nominated by Assemblyman Charles Mainor of Bayonne and Jersey City for her outstanding work in the community. Elizabeth is also the recipient of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Zeta Zeta Chapter of Hudson County, 2013 Woman of the Year award! Please join us in congratulating her on these major accomplishments!

To purchase tickets to the Royal Legacy dinner, email zetaszzdinner@gmail.com for more information.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ~ Sigma Zeta Zeta Chapter presents

Royal Legacy

Finer Womanhood Dinner Dance

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Casino in the Park

Jersey City, NJ

Tickets: $65 for adults ~ $40 for children under 12

iPad mini raffle ~ Mini Chinese Auction ~ Onsite vendors

Shred Love Ice Skates


 

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Shred Love ice skates?!

Shred Love ice skates?!

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Oh yeah, I’m ready!

Wait for me!

Wait for me!

Ok, it didn’t really go down like that, but I couldn’t resist. Shred Love hosted a night of family ice skating at Newport Skates in Jersey City and we had a great time. We had some beginners, even had a parent give it a shot, while some of the other parents laughed on the sideline. Don’t forget to join our newsletter to stay informed of upcoming events. Hope to see you at our next outing!

 

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Look ma, no hands!

Look ma, no hands!

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l-r: Chris, DeKar, Tyson, Savion & Liz

l-r: Chris, DeKar, Tyson, Savion & Liz

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Masai, Savion, and Alexis

Da'Shiona & Tyson

Da’Shiona & Tyson

She's running for the exit, lol!

She’s running for the exit, lol!

Chris, "wait, there's more pictures on Shred Love's Facebook page!"

Chris – “Wait, there’s more pictures on Shred Love’s Facebook page!”

 

Check out the rest of pictures and many more on Shred Love’s Facebook page.

Learn to Ride 2012


January is Learn to Ski/Snowboard Month, the perfect start to our Learn to Ride 2012 program! Once again, Windham Mountain will host our 3rd annual Learn to Ride program. Windham Mountain has graciously donated lift tickets, lessons from professional instructors, and rental equipment for our group on Sundays, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, and 2/26. The program is open to youth ages 7-18 years old. All participants must commit to attend all four days to get the full value of the program. Lunch is $7 per day and includes 2 slices of pizza and a soft drink.

We depart W33rd St (b/w Broadway and Ave C) Bayonne, NJ at 6am sharp and return at 7pm. Parents will receive a text message once we are approximately 30 minutes away from Bayonne.  On our last day, 2/26, we will have a party and award each participant with a certificate and trophy. Parents/guardians are welcomed to attend our last day, however please note, food and transportation will not be provided for adults. Don’t worry if you can’t make it, we will post a ton of pictures here and on our Facebook page.

Register now! 

(To complete the application, enter the youth’s name and date of birth in the Participant Application section. Once in the form, select “Shred Love” as the youth agency and use “1634” for the session ID.)

First time for everything


After visiting Camp Linwood in August, Jerrie, Armani Rae and I were excited to plan a trip for our group to visit. We had set a date in October with the hopes of giving our group something active yet fun to do for Halloween. Everything was set, we were going to Camp Linwood on Saturday, October 29, for some zipline fun, rock wall climbing, low rope team building challenges, and smores by the fire pit. Then Mother Nature happened – it snowed! Camp Linwood got close to 14 inches of snow. Yeah, as a snowboarder, we should be jumping for joy, but its October! That marked the first time a Shred Love event had to be rescheduled.

Take two: Saturday, November 5th offered us the perfect conditions to take advantage of everything Camp Linwood had to offer – ziplines, rock wall climbing, low rope team building, smores, laughs, cheers of trumphet, and great people.

Yeah, your eyes are deceiving you, he ziplined upside down! Be sure to check out our Youtube channel to see the rest of the videos. Don’t forget to subscribe!

The biggest challenge was the rock wall climbing. Ask anyone, this wasn’t as easy as it looked.

Well some did the rock wall climbing, others enjoyed the playground. And believe it or not, there several kids there that had never seen a tire swing.

We finished the end of the day off with low rope team building challenges and smores. You can find the rest of the videos and pictures on our Facebook page. And if you haven’t already, add us as a friend.

We’re currently lining up some interesting events for the upcoming season. In addition to our Learn to Ride program at Windham Mountain, we’re going snowshoeing as a part of the 17th Annual Winter Trails, joining the fight against breast cancer, and having a Family Day at Hidden Valley Club. Here’s to another great year with Shred Love! Join our newsletter and take part in some of the fun we have lined up.

 

Check out Edward & Armani Rae in the Jersey Journal!


Edward and Armani Rae were recently featured in the Jersey Journal for being positive teens in Jersey City. Check out the article here!

Congratulations to you both for second year participants in Shred Love, as well as being exemplary teens! Thank you Dr. Barbara Milton for the beautifully written article.

Go Snowboarding Day at Mountain Creek


In the spirit of World Snowboard Day, Mountain Creek declared Monday, December 20th Go Snowboarding Day! Go Snowboarding Day gave hundreds of people the opportunity to become life long riders by taking advantage of Mountain Creek’s learn to ride package: lift tickets, rental equipment, and a 1.5 hour long lesson for FREE! So when Mountain Creek extended an invite to us to attend an evening session, we jumped at the opportunity. It was the perfect night for Shred Love to start off the 2010-2011 season; the conditions at the mountain were perfect, the participants were pumped to get back on their boards, and it was our board member, Mel‘s birthday. Did I mention we had the school yard to ourselves? Yeah, it was pretty sweet!

First time rider Masz

Masz was the only beginner volunteer. Our other volunteers were happy for the refresher and to be back out with the group. He wasn’t the only beginner, so was Nicky.

Nicky

Nicky rocks!

Here are more pictures of everyone, enjoy!

Brandon, Khaliq, & Mel aka Da Ryders

Halimah aka Ms. Black Diamond

Our shred monsters (l-r): Masai, Savion, Halimah, Tyson, & Zaakirah

World Snowboard Day 2010!

Big thanks to Mountain Creek (l-r)!: Hugh, Paul, Liz, & Nathan

Shred Love, Mountain Creek, & World Snowboard Day

Check out all of our pictures at Facebook. Check out Mountain Creek’s video here.