Jessica Faulkner is the Communications Manager at Skateistan’s Berlin headquarters. (Read more).
Represented by Skateboarding Legend Tony Hawk on its Global Advisory Board, as well as Sky Brown, the youngest star in the skateboarding world, Skateistan’s creative blend of skateboarding instruction and classroom programs empowers underprivileged youth, especially young girls, to build a better future.
In Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa, Skateistan reaches out to children from groups that are often excluded from educational opportunities, such as girls, children living with disabilities and children from low-income backgrounds.
They’ve just launched a new campaign called Safe to Skate to provide a safe haven for students who are often living in insecure and even dangerous environments. The target of the campaign is to raise $200,000 for Skateistan’s skateboarding and educational programs. To donate, visit Skateistan.org or follow the links we’ve provided.
In this episode, we’ll meet Jessica Faulkner, the Communications Manager at Skateistan’s Berlin headquarters, about her role within the organization, how Skateistan builds strong relationships within communities despite cultural differences, designing gender-inclusive programs to encourage young girls to skate, developing classroom programs to focus on life skills like resilience and determination, and the best way that readers can get involved and become a Citizen of Skateistan themselves.
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