Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Human Development & Family Science


Human Development & Family Science

First Advisor

Jose Zavala


Many young kids deal with stress that tends to lead to general anxiety disorders. This has been heightened among the youth during and after the Covid 19 pandemic. A lack of awareness in how to manage stress can become overwhelming. Overwhelming stress can scaffold into further anxiety disorders within the child’s future. This is where anxiety disorders may start to develop once the child starts entering later adolescents and young adulthood. In order to address this issue I created a four day skateboarding lesson program for five elementary school students who are from the ages of six to eleven years old. Within this lesson plan I had created, I brought forward ways of managing stress with the participants as the learning basic skateboarding maneuvers took place.