EVERYONE HAS VALUE
This is at the core of everything we do. Everyone deserves second chances, love, justice, and a friend. In this world of negativity, we swim upstream; speaking for the silent and standing for the broken.
LEADERSHIP IS ACTION
Its not about how many followers you have, your college degree, or how you look.Making a difference and being a leader is all about action. What did you do today to help others?
Making a difference is as simple as taking whatever you love to do and using to help others. You don’t need matching shirts or community service hours to inspire you – you do it because it’s the right thing to do.
“We are out skating and handing out socks to the homeless…it just feels good to give back and do something concrete for my city.”Dillon Burroughs
Here’s how it works:
Skate for Change chapters across the globe take a look at what their city needs, and then take action.
Whether it is handing out socks, or cleaning up parks, Skate for Change is all about showing up and giving back.
Check out this video to learn more!
Estimated number of Skate for Change activations since 2012
# of countries with active Skate for Change chapters
Socks have been handed out to the homeless in 2018
Estimated individuals have participated in Skate for Change
Meet a few of our leaders!
Chapter Leader, Grand Rapids Michigan
“We come out here and skateboard all the time, and we see people out here sitting with no food and their clothes are dirty so we wanted to help.”
Chapter Leader, Lincoln Nebraska
“Love skating, love shooting photos! Love skate for change because it allows my friends and I to cruise, skate spots, and give back.”
Chapter Leader, Denver Colorado
“For a long time I’ve been searching for ways to give back to the community through skateboarding. We will be handing out water bottles, socks, articles of clothing, hygienic items, and other necessities to those who need them most. Follow @skateforchangedenver and shoot me a message if you want to get involved! #bechange #skateforchange#SFC”
Chapter Leader, Nairobi Kenya
“Since I started skating I have learnt a lot & witnessed the possibilities in this art from change in character to friends and everything. There was not alot of guys skating but lately the scene is full of ambitious people especially kids. The reason I would like to give back is to see the kids being able to skate and stand on their own feet.”
Chapter Leader, Baltimore Maryland
“Despite the bad reputation baltimore has been given, there is an abundance of culture and new things to try and new ideas sprouting daily. I also really enjoy going out and just getting to meet new people and exchange stories and what not between each other, because you never really know what a person has to say, whether it be a kid, just some lady at the bus stop, or even the less fortunate just asking for some loose change.”
Chapter Leader, Kansas City Missouri
“We’re really just trying to give back out here! ”
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Skate for Change is a program of Rabble Mill (501c3).
Rabble Mill creates more skilled, supported, connected communities through education, outreach, and storytelling across subcultures. Rabble Mill’s programs include The Bay, Skate for Change, and Hear Nebraska – all creating massive impact in communities across the world.