About Us


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 IndiaBolivia,  Jordan, Myanmar, EthiopiaNepal, 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.

The goal is that our local partners take full ownership and independently run the projects in the long-term while acquiring enough skills to lead their next projects.


our team

Arne Hillerns - Executive Director


Jon Chaconas - Director of Operations


Samantha Robison - Creative Director


Shane Carrick - Director of Programming


Supported By


Europe: Make Life Skate Life, Chauss√©e de Waterloo 120, 1060 Brussels, Belgium

Phone: +32 486 130 386

United States: Make Life Skate Life, 6651 Chari Ln, Somis, CA, 93066, USA

Phone: +1 805 233 4037