HHF is committed to making workforce-readiness and career-building opportunities more accessible to the skateboarding community in the New York City area.
Through workshops, panels, events, and educational opportunities, we strive to create spaces where skaters can network with potential mentors, share and hone their craft, develop in-demand skills, and expand their landscape of opportunity.
PUBLIC WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Creative Careers PROGRAM
Drawing inspiration from HHF's Kickflip program (2012-2016), and building on concepts and structures explored during our NikeLab project (2021), in 2022 the HHF team launched our new-and-improved Workforce Readiness Program - nicknamed "Creative Careers" - with the goal of developing a more structured and consistent approach to making workforce-readiness and career-building opportunities more accessible to NYC skaters.
Last year, Creative Careers functioned as a five-month initiative consisting of weekly programming for a select cohort of 25 skaters aged 17+. Workshop topics included finding your why, resume building, and how to develop a pitch. We collaborated with Converse to host a series of monthly "Artist Talks" panels at their SoHo flagship store between August - November 2022. We also did a few field trips, such as an artist talk and gallery walkthrough with David LaChapelle at Fotografiska New York, which facilitated our very own pop-up exhibition at the photography museum in January 2023.
This year, HHF is inviting all NYC-area skateboarders to join Creative Careers 2023 and stay tuned for programming such as art shows, career panels, workshops, opportunities, and more!
GROW WITH GOOGLE @ HHF
Grow With Google is a self-paced, online training program that offers professional certificates in the fast-growing high-demand fields of project management, user experience (UX) design, data analytics, digital marketing & e-commerce, and IT support.
In August 2022, HHF launched Grow With Google @ HHF, a workforce readiness program designed to award Google Career Certificate Scholarships to NYC skateboarders passionate about expanding their education and career. The goal of this program is to provide skaters with opportunities to develop in-demand technical skills, network with and learn from industry professionals, and build community with skaters across NYC and the world. The Spring 2023 Semester of Grow With Google @ HHF began on January 23rd, 2023. The deadline to apply for Spring 2023 was Friday, January 6th, 2023, and acceptance emails were sent out on January 9th.
Interested in this opportunity but missed the application deadline? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!