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Social skateboard ecosystem - The main players

Updated: Apr 25, 2021

Using skateboarding as a tool to drive social, economic and cultural change is not a new concept. The model has been crafted and refined by several key players around the globe. At Moonshine Endurance we draw inspiration from this ecosystem of like minded individuals. However, our unique approach to fundraising, through our endurance challenges, is one of several key differentiators that sets us apart from the pack.

If you're interested in taking a deeper dive into the social skateboarding projects globally, click through the list of similar organizations below.

Skateistan is an international non-profit organization that uses skateboarding and education to empower children. Over 2,500 children, aged 5–17, attend Skateistan's programs in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. 50% of students are girls.

Bryggeriets Gymnasium is an innovative nonprofit high school that uses skating as a teaching tool

The Rural Changemakers is an award–winning project in the field of rural development. It's using skateboarding as a trigger for change. In less than five years the skatepark has brought tangible change to Janwaar, Madhaya Pradesh, a remote village with 1200 villagers. It follows an innovative approach and is quite unusual in comparison to traditional development aid: it's an approach which doesn't pre-define any kind of program and outcome, it rather develops the program together with the villagers.

Skateboarding has the ability to save and change lives, join us in bringing a safe community space to the youth of Sulaymaniyah in Iraq. We believe skateboarding provides a unique foundation for strong communities and resilient youth to thrive.

Skate-aid stands for a holistic, self-determined approach to the support of young people in the context of youth aid, sport, culture and international understanding.

The Skateroom

The Skateroom is a social entrepreneurship whose main purpose is to help empower youth.

Generation XX is an award-winning youth organization in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. For 20 years, Generation XX has been operating an indoor skateboard park and social club. Since incorporation in 1996, the organization has had a dual board structure with youth members serving alongside adults to direct every aspect of its operations.

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