Legacy Legacy is an open-enrollment outreach-based program that serves as the primary point of entry into all HHF programming. Our Legacy Program provides mentorship, life skills workshops, and psychosocial support designed to help youth overcome barriers by nurturing the development of social-emotional and self-management strategies as well as guiding skaters through the process of post-secondary career exploration.
Skate Camp Our Skate Camp program offers scholarships to a well-known action sports training camp to motivate teen skaters (age 14-17) to participate in HHF's year-round Legacy Program.
Brownsville Skate Project The Brownsville Skate Project is a collaborative partnership between Harold Hunter Foundation and L+M Development Partners/Marcus Garvey Houses, the Brownsville SportZone initiative, the Medgar Evers Beacon program, and the Frederick Douglas Boys & Girls Teen program to provide access and exposure to skateboarding through free skateboarding clinics to Brownsville youth in Betsy Head Skatepark in Brooklyn.
Women & LGBTQIA+ Initiative HHF's Women & LGBTQIA+ Initiative seeks to provide support, advocacy and opportunity to skateboarders in the NYC area who identify as women and/or LGBTQIA+.
Creative Careers Creative Careersis an HHF program focused on making workforce-readiness and career-building opportunities more accessible to the NYC skate community. Through workshops, panels, events, and educational opportunities, we strive to create spaces where skaters can network with potential mentors, develop in-demand skills, and expand their landscape of opportunity. HHF Creative Careers encompasses the Creative Careers Youth Program, Grow With Google @ HHF, Filmer Project, and public panels and workshops.
Skateboarding offers a healthy outlet that diverts youth from gang participation, prevents a sedentary lifestyle, builds character, provides a way to channel difficult feelings, encourages crossing national, cultural, and racial boundaries, and instills a spirit of community involvement, self-efficacy, and entrepreneurship.
Many of the very qualities, abilities, and characteristics that draw kids to skateboarding can also make them vulnerable to a variety of pitfalls. Skateboarders have unique needs that are often not adequately addressed by traditional organizations and institutions, thereby hindering the optimal development of their creativity and innovative spirit. We seek to fill this void by providing services that are specifically and creatively tailored to develop and realize potential through skateboarding.
HHF programs, which are developed in consultation with local skaters, are designed to use skateboarding-related activities to develop and enhance our core values in youth aged 6 to 30. Our programs focus on:
Exposing at-risk populations to skateboarding as an alternative to violence, gang participation, and a sedentary lifestyle;
Providing instrumental support, resources, and opportunities for alternative experiential education to those who are already committed to skateboarding so that they can achieve educational, occupational, and personal success.