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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)

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this inspiring legend!

Rodney Mullen

All South Bay parents and their school-aged children are welcome. You and your teen do not want to miss this special event!

To reserve your spot, register by clicking on the link below:

Why attend?

According to Carol Dweck, Ph. D., renowned Stanford University psychologist and author, "When children develop growth mindsets, they see themselves as creative works in progress." Rodeney Mullen is a true innovator and example of growth mindset at work. Bring your teen to this one!

About Rodney

Rodney Mullen won his first world skateboard championship at the age of 14; over the following decade, he won 34 out of 35 freestyle contests, thus establishing the most successful competitive run in the history of the sport. Over the following years, he turned from freestyle, translating his accumulated skills to a newer, different form of skateboarding. He is widely considered the most influential street-skater in the history of the sport.

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.

Interested in helping 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. 

Earlier Event: March 27
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Later Event: April 24
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