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Carving out Your Creativity, Presented by World Champion Skateboarder Rodney Mullen

  • Hermosa Beach Community Center 710 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254 United States (map)
Rodney Mullen

We thank the 250 attendees at our special Families Connected Speaker Series event with Rodney Mullen. Students and their parents where inspired by his message of helping youth connect with their authentic purpose and passion.

For those who missed the event, please check out the information we have gathered for you below:

Access the handout

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Visit Beach City Health District’s Talk About It webpage for talking tips on a variety of parenting topics, including how to help our youth connect with PURPOSE. to read their handout


View Rodney Mullen’s videos

Rodney’s board was inducted into the Smithsonian– where he was chosen for a Professional Fellowship– and subsequently inducted into the Skateboard Hall of Fame. He is also featured in the Sundance acclaimed documentary, Bones Brigade, An Autobiography.

Beyond Skating: Mullen studied math and engineering at the University of Florida before co-founding World Industries, the largest skate company in the 90’s, which eventually was acquired by Globe Shoes, traded publicly on the ASX. He continues to skate and design, having earned his second patent for a board and truck design, just this year. His skating background combined with his more analytic interests have also opened the door to the TED community, giving talks at two TEDx’s as well as other similar— often tech— forums. Check out the video we’ve included as just one example.

Help your child connect with creativity, purpose, and passion


We're All in this Together

The Families Connected Speaker Series is provided in partnership with South Bay Families Connected and Beach Cities Health, and is co-sponsored by the Manhattan Beach Unified School District, the Redondo Beach Unified School District, and the Hermosa Beach City School District. We thank leadership at all three districts for their guidance in the selection of speaker series topics and presenters, as well as for generously housing the majority of the Speaker Series events. 

Thank you to Beach Cities Health District for generously funding The Families Connected Speaker Series .

Earlier Event: March 27
Parent Connection Group
Later Event: April 24
Parent Connection Group