Did you know that Skateistan doesn't actually build skateparks? They run skateboarding and education programs for at-risk youth aged 5-17. In the countries Skateistan works in, they provide the safe space for this to happen, they call them, Skate Schools.
We just completed the Skate School in Johannesburg, South Africa. Our fourth in the world!, The new facility combines a 500 square meter skate park with 3 levels of shipping container classrooms..It opened to registered students on August 1st. Check out the 'making of.'
At our Skate and Create program, students get to combing educational arts with skateboarding, learning both in the classroom and on a board. It's the perfect combination, as students come to skate and stay for education. Each semester the program concentrates on a different topic, at which students will learn about kindess, the universe, environment and nature.. plus much much more. Learning through play helps kids to engage with each other and the environment around them.