This fall, HHF conducted a needs assessment of NYC skaters in order to inform our organizational strategy and future programs. The study consisted of demographic research, a census of the NYC skate community, focus groups, and surveys of over 300 skateboarders. Among our major findings were:
Based on the feedback, data, and information gathered through this survey, we will be developing the blueprint for a pilot sports-based youth development program that will build upon the largely ad hoc psychosocial support we’ve offered since 2010, through year-long programming for NYC skaters. We plan to engage local skaters in an iterative process of community-based program development, so that the program can effectively meet skaters where they are.
Please email Executive Director Jessica Forsyth: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about what we found through our research.
Harold Hunter Foundation
The Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) is a grassroots, community-based organization that provides support, opportunity, and advocacy for skateboarders in NYC and beyond.