Our friends at Skateistan have launched the ‘Citizens of Skateistan’, a new monthly donor club that allows supporters to help keep Skatetistan rolling. For as little as $10 a month, you can help make it possible for thousands of children to attend Skateistan’s programs; to grow, learn, skate and become role models. Donating monthly and becoming a ‘Citizen of Skateistan’ is the best way for you to help Skateistan and be part of their growing international community. Pro skateboarders and legends Mimi Knoop, Peggy Oki Lacey Baker, Samarria Brevard, Nora Vasconcellos and Monica Torres are all down for the cause. Help Skateistan reach their yearly goal by December 31st by becoming a monthly donor or shopping their gear (all proceeds go to Skateistan).
Get the full story in this video edited by renowned filmmaker Ty Evans featuring Skateistan’s community of students and staff, alongside legendary skaters Tony Hawk, Jamie Thomas, and Mimi Knoop.
Using the hook of skateboarding, Skateistan focuses on engaging the world’s hardest-to-reach youth aged between 5-17 years. Once children latch onto skateboarding, Skateistan enrolls them in their core educational programs: Skate and Create, Back to School and Youth Leadership. Skateistan currently provides full-time programming for more than 1600 young people in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. Twice a year Skateistan looks to the public for donations to ‘Keep Skateistan Rolling’. The month-long fundraising campaign can be supported by one-off donations, fundraising and monthly donations.