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GRO Rider Profile – Taylor Priest

What is your name/how old are you? My name is Taylor Priest, I’m 22 years old. Where are you from?  I’m originally from Burton, MI, but I moved to Ann Arbor about a year ago. How long have you been skating/Why did you start skating? I’ve been skating for just […]

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GRO Rider Chris Culma

GRO Rider Profile – Chris Culma

What is your name/how old are you? Chris Culma, 26 years old Where are you from? From Queens, NY. Mi segundo hogar es Armenia, Colombia. How long have you been skating/Why do you skate? I have been skating since I was 15 years old, so over 10 years now. There […]


GRO Rider Profile – Nesa Rampersad

What is your name and how old are you? Nesa Rampersad & I am 18 years old. Where are you from? I was born in Yonkers, but lived in the Bronx for 6 years. My family is from Trinidad and Tobago.   How long have you been skating and why […]

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Site post of GRO NYC on The Berrics

GRO NYC on The Berrics

    Here’s what The Berrics had to say… Girls Riders Organization is a national nonprofit organization focused on inspiring and educating girls who skate, snowboard, or participate in other action sports. GRO has nine chapters in the U.S. and Canada that put together local events designed to bring the […]


GRO Back In Bloomington, IN Nov 12th

GRO sessions come back to where it all began with the development of the first Bloomington, Indiana GRO Crew with the support of GRO’s founder, Courtney Payne – Taylor. GRO Crews are a group effort in each community, but it begins with a gathering to meet, connect and discuss goals […]


espnW | Toyota Everyday Heroes empower young girls and women through sports

  Three influential women who have succeeded in empowering young girls and women through sports in their respective communities were recognized for their achievements Friday as the 2016 Toyota Everyday Heroes at espnW: Women + Sports Summit. Courtney Payne-Taylor’s Girls Riders Organization in Indiana inspires, educates and supports girls through […]

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GRO in Transworld Business: Global Skateboarding Summit Istanbul

        “The Global Skateboarding Summit also offered up its first annual skateboarding awards. Nominees and winners were judged by the World Skateboarding Federation…” 2015 Global Skateboarding Awards Nonprofit of the year: Girls Riders Organization Click to see the full article on Transworld.


Transworld Business: GRO X Dusters and Dwindle Launch Girl Is NOT A 4 Letter Word Cruiser Board

Transworld Business – July 28th 2014 Skateboards are purchased everyday around the world. But when the Girls is NOT a 4 Letter Word skateboard is purchased, it makes a difference by supporting the future of girls through skateboarding. Cindy Whitehead is spreading the message that being a girl is a positive […]


Forbes Magazine

Thanks to Cindy Whitehead for including GRO in the recent article in Forbes Magazine.  It is through work like Cindy’s, reaching out beyond skateboarding media that goes a long way in spreading the idea of skateboarding to a larger audience.   “The board supports Longboarding for Peace and portion of […]