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Mentoring youth & young adults


Our mentors share the values of kindness, compassion, acceptance and promote less sedentary, more active life styles.

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Mentoring youth & young adults


Our mentors share the values of kindness, compassion, acceptance and promote less sedentary, more active life styles.

VOLUNTEER TODAY

 

OUR MISSION

 

Improving the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk youth and young adults by providing them the opportunity to participate in skateboarding, surfing and camping in an effort to promote less sedentary, more active life styles and make positive life choices. Teaming them with peer/mentors that share the values of kindness, compassion and acceptance; we strive to instill confidence in those we serve to overcome barriers regardless of their economic, social or mental health status.

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Encouraging Positive Choices


We strive to instill confidence in those we serve to overcome barriers regardless of their economic, social or mental health status. Providing the opportunity for disadvantaged and at-risk youth and young adults to skateboard, surf and camp.

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Encouraging Positive Choices


We strive to instill confidence in those we serve to overcome barriers regardless of their economic, social or mental health status. Providing the opportunity for disadvantaged and at-risk youth and young adults to skateboard, surf and camp.

Make A DONATION


VOLUNTEER

Volunteering with Rollin’ from the Heart is a great opportunity for those who would like to help out in their community. Although the foundation is focused around skateboarding, that shouldn’t stop you from helping out even if you don’t skateboard. There is plenty of other help that is needed such as hanging out with the kids at events that aren’t skating, helping distribute equipment, and even bringing a smile! 

 

FUNDRAISING

If you would like to contribute to Rollin’ from the Heart there are many ways you can do so. You can check out the GET INVOLVED  page where you can either contribute hard-goods or money. If you would like to contribute to the foundation and help out with fundraisers, you can do so by clicking below. Be sure to check out the NEWS + EVENTS page for all of the upcoming events.

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Ian Poods Barry


Poods didn’t have any tattoos but when he decided to get one he gave himself a stick and poke tattoo of a heart. My brother Peter asked him, “Why a heart?” He replied, “Because I love everybody.”

- David Stoddard

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Ian Poods Barry


Poods didn’t have any tattoos but when he decided to get one he gave himself a stick and poke tattoo of a heart. My brother Peter asked him, “Why a heart?” He replied, “Because I love everybody.”

- David Stoddard

When Ian “Poods” Barry accidentally passed on September 27, 2012 many of his friends, family members and acquaintances were left with one huge question. How did such a quiet, shy, simple guy who struggled with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and anxiety inspire so many people to spread more love, kindness, compassion and acceptance? Ian had a unique personality. He always did his own thing, in his own way and in his own time. He was born and raised in Encinitas, California by his parents John and Alison. The family expanded to four when his sister Kiva arrived when he was two. Ian attended Park Dale Lane Elementary School, Dieguino Middle School, San Dieguito High School Academy and Mira Costa College.

Throughout Ian’s life he never let his mental health issues be an excuse for anything and he rarely talked about it. It was his desire to just “Keep on going”. Skating, surfing, and building and riding his custom vintage Harley became healthy outlets for his OCD and anxiety. These activities helped him to stay in the moment, which we believe was his form of moving meditation. In the last few years, his intense love of nature and being outdoors, especially sleeping under the stars, combined with camping and motorcycle trips with his friends were some of the things he did to quiet his mind and find his inner peace. Ian used to say, “Less technology, more nature.”

We were so moved by the incredible outpouring of love and compassion from Ian’s friends and people he hardly knew that we were compelled to start Rollin’ From The Heart. Many people were inspired to be kinder to others and were moved to give back in some way. By combining Ian’s passion of skating, surfing and his love of nature we created this living memorial in honor of his spirit.