Harnessing the power of skateboarding to transform lives.
The Harold Hunter Foundation, based in the heart of New York City, is dedicated to transforming the lives of urban youth through the power of skateboarding. Created to honor the memory of the late skateboarder and actor Harold Hunter, our 501 (c)(3) nonprofit is committed to fostering personal growth, community engagement, educational opportunities, and job development for teens and young adults.
OUR MISSION To use skateboarding as a vehicle to provide underserved youth with valuable life experiences that nurture individual creativity, resourcefulness, and the development of life skills.
OUR VISION A world where all people feel safe to be themselves and are empowered to achieve their aspirations and follow their dreams despite the challenges life presents.
The Harold Hunter Foundation's core values are based on characteristics that Harold embodied and cultivated in others.
DIVERSITY. Celebrating differences with an understanding that everyone has a contribution to make.
INDEPENDENT SPIRIT. Finding the passion and courage to confidently express your true self.
INCLUSION. Drawing on the strengths of all parties to foster openness, tolerance, unity, and belonging.
EMPOWERMENT. Developing confidence in one’s ability to impact change.
OPPORTUNITY. Finding the hidden possibilities in any situation.
RESILIENCE. Drawing upon personal strengths and community resources to grow in the face of adversity.
HUMOR. Using laughter to build bridges, open doors and cope with difficult circumstances.
NEW EXPERIENCES. Approaching life as an adventure. POSITIVITY. Recognizing the power of anticipating the best possible outcome.