Matt “Atreau’ Mercer

Matt "Atreau' Mercer

Camp director/Youth Mentor/Skateboard instructor/Events Coordinator. Educator.

Matt has been skateboarding for 27 years, with over 22 years of experience working w/ youth programs, camps, group homes, and elementary schools. Matt has created/implemented structured play programs, character development, & conflict resolution, and taught dance, Dj’ing, and skateboarding throughout his career.

After years of skateboarding, documentation, and progression, Matt began receiving product endorsements from skateboard brands & earning sponsors each year until 2009 when a California-based brand approached him about a collaboration. They offered Matt a pro skateboard model, he accepted the offer & continues to push himself through the love of skateboarding, music, dance, and working with young people.

Matt spent almost 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area but has relocated to Atlanta to be closer to his family, and continue to grow his youth program ” Positive Youth Movement” & his Skateboard and clothing brand “Forward Skateboarding.”


Pro Years
Skateboarding Years
Sponsored Years
Working with Youth Years


Steel Roots Pro/Am contest 2002
2nd place
Best trick contest TAMPA AM 2005
4nd place

Current Sponsors

Past experience

Ymca (childcare), Ymca (Outreach/Afterschool), Ymca Summer camp/(skate instructor), Camp Carolina- (Counselor/Skateboard instructor), Moores metamorphosis group home (mentor), Chabot Elementary (site coach), Washington Elementary( site coach), Hoover Elementary (site coach), PYM- Skateboard Camps/Classes- Various sites (owner/director/instructor)

Rates for Skate lessons

An Hour

Private lessons

Group lessons

Semi-private- $45.00 an hour

group lesson (4 kids) $35.00 an hour

$20 (per hour)

(minimum 5 students)

$210 (8 weeks)
After school pricing

$210 per session (for 8 weeks)

$266 per session (for 6 weeks)

$384 per session (for 4 weeks)

Monday - Friday

7pm-8pm (spring only)

Classes are organized by age group and abilities. Beginner. Intermediate & “Leadership” Ages 5-8 , 9-10, 11-14, 15-17. Contact us to figure out where your student best fits in. Rates will vary depending on the site location and program needs.

Book: Email us to sign up or ask us how you can hire us to work in your school.

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