Pay it Forward Day with Skate Rising Phoenix

Pay it Forward Day is Friday, April 28, 2017.  I found out about it because Darleen Santore the US Ambassador for Pay it Forward Day will be speaking at Skate Rising Phoenix on Saturday April 15, 2017 at 91 West Skatepark.

“Pay It Forward Day is a global initiative that exists to make a difference by creating a huge ripple of kindness felt across the world. We believe that small acts, when multiplied by millions of people can literally change the world for the better — and on April 28th we’ll set out to prove it! For this year’s international Pay it Forward Day (PIFD) we are aiming to inspire over 10 million acts of kindness around the world. Imagine the difference that would make!  Join us in paying it forward, and help spread the word about this important day!”
I got to ask Darlene what she has planned for Skate Rising Phoenix?  
I’m so excited to be part of the Skate Rising event in Phoenix! What a wonderful opportunity and honor. At the event, I’m going to get everyone fired up and am excited about Pay It Forward Day and ask us to all #stand4kindness  
It is such a special event and is growing year after year. I’ll be encouraging you all to come up with acts of kindness. I’ll give you ideas and examples and talk about how you can join this awesome movement! You’re part of changing the world with one act of kindness at a time!
How can girls help Pay it Forward on April 28th and every day?  
Girls can do something big or little, either makes a difference. It’s “kindness” that wins. Who doesn’t want someone to be kind to them? It’s not hard. You just have to do it! Think about it! If everyone would pay it forward with kindness, our world would be so much better!
Do they report what they did towards the 10 million acts of kindness goal?  
Yes! Use the hashtags #stand4kindness and #payitforwardday in all social media and encourage others to do the same!
How do they stay in formed on the latest Pay it Forward acitivies?
Go to for global information and for USA related items. Keep up with social media by visiting and www.facebook. com/payitforwardinternationalBe sure to use @pifdayusa and @payitforwardday on Twitter and Instagram.  Click on the #stand4kindness and #payitforwardday hashtags to see how people are making a difference one act of kindness at a time and be sure to use the hashtags yourself!
Thank you Darlene!  I hope lots of girls make it out April 15th and that they share the news so even more people can be involved.
Below pictures from past Skate Rising Phoenix events at 91 West Skate Park where everyone is welcome & it’s free to attend.
Skate Rising Phoenix is a free event held the 3rd Saturday of each month at 91 West Skatepark.  Skate Rising Phoenix encourages girls to recognize self-worth, strength, and abilities through skateboarding.  If you have questions about Skate Rising Phoenix contact Mary Gardner at
To find out more about Skate Rising, EXPOSURE Skate’s youth program, contact the organizer, Calli Kelsay at 

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