The Stronghold Society is a Native American organization seeking to support youth through suicide intervention. They have been utilizing skateboarding as a key tool in this project.
Stronghold Society supports a "Skate for Life" Program and several skateparks - Wounded Knee 4-Directions Skateparks.
Check out this video of the 2014 One Gathering Skate for Life Event held in Denver, CO.
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe unveiled their Be the Change Skatepark in April 2014. Check it out.
Alana Glass shares with Forbes her thoughts on Women's Skateboarding "Women's Skateboarding: Why it matters to skate like a girl." Glass was specifically moved by Cindy Whitehead's Santa Monica TEDxYOUTH "Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word" (see below). Visit Whitehead's web site girlisnota4letterword.com to find out more about Women's Skateboarding.
In 1999, Nike Skateboarding (Nike SB) released a series of commercials entitled "What if we treated all athletes like we treat skateboarders?" Though the idea of Nike as a skateboarding brand is a loaded and complicated issue, the commercials provide some interesting food for thought.
Go Skateboarding Day is an annual event held globally every 21 June. This year, Red Bull and its skateboarding debut Seattle's first skate-able art instillation. Find out more here.
Street League Champion Chris Cole talks about the impact of Street League.
Skateistan opens its latest site in Johannesburg, South Africa. Find out more here.
Skateistan expands to a forth location in Johannesburg, South Africa. Check out the latest video here...