Make Life Skate Life develops international grassroots skateboarding by building community skateparks. We use skateboarding as a tool for teaching cross-cultural communication, creative self expression and resilience to underserved youth populations. Since 2013, we have built skateparks in India, Bolivia, Jordan, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Nepal, Morocco and Iraq that have impacted the lives of thousands.
We collaborate with youth, community leaders, grassroots and non-profit organizations who use skateboarding as a catalyst for positive social change in their community. We connect them with international skatepark builders. Together we create safe, accessible, free-of-charge skateboarding spaces and build the capacity for the inclusion of females, disadvantaged and refugee youth.
We advance the activation of the spaces by exchange of knowledge, best-practice, and documentation, as well as implement tools to measure the impact of each project. We provide continued support to our project partners so that they take full ownership and independently run the project, as well as create more projects in the long-term.
Arne Hillerns - Executive Director
Jon Chaconas - Director of Operations
Samantha Robison - Creative Director
Shane Carrick - Director of Programming
Europe: Make Life Skate Life, Chaussée de Waterloo 120, 1060 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32 486 130 386
United States: Make Life Skate Life, 9500 Kirkside Rd, Los Angeles, CA, 90035, USA
Phone: +1 805 233 4037