In 2024, HHF is creating a new and separate women & girls program to bring younger girls into skateboarding, and create an organic mentorship program. Program Title: Women & Girls Initiative Program Overview: The Women & Girls Initiative, presented by The Harold Hunter Foundation, is a pioneering program designed to empower and engage girls at a younger age in the world of skateboarding. This initiative creates a safe and supportive space for organic mentorship between women and girls, fostering connections within the traditionally male-dominated sport.
Empowerment: The Women & Girls Initiative aims to empower young girls by introducing them to skateboarding, an active sport that builds confidence, strength, and resilience.
Inclusivity: We strive to break down barriers and promote inclusivity within skateboarding, encouraging girls to embrace their passion for the sport without hesitation.
Organic Mentorship: By connecting women skateboarders with aspiring young female riders, we create an environment for organic mentorship. This mentorship provides guidance, support, and a platform for sharing experiences.
Education: We offer resources, workshops, and activities that educate and equip girls with valuable life skills, emphasizing teamwork, perseverance, and leadership.
Community Building: The Women & Girls Initiative fosters a strong community of women and girls within the skateboarding world, providing a sense of belonging and camaraderie.
Key Program Components:
Skateboarding Sessions: Regular skateboarding sessions where girls can learn, practice, and enjoy the sport in a supportive environment.
Mentorship: Pairing girls with experienced women skateboarders who provide guidance, share their passion, and help girls develop their skills.
Workshops: Educational workshops covering a range of topics, from skateboarding techniques to life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, and goal-setting.
Inclusive Events: Organizing inclusive skateboarding events that celebrate the achievements of women and girls in the skateboarding community.
Community Engagement: Building relationships with local organizations and stakeholders to strengthen the foundation of this inclusive community.
Confidence Building: Girls gain confidence by mastering skateboarding skills, which can positively impact various aspects of their lives.
Inclusivity: The program promotes inclusivity, helping girls feel valued and accepted within the skateboarding community.
Supportive Mentorship: Girls receive mentorship from women skateboarders, providing them with guidance, role models, and a network of support.
Skill Development: The program equips girls with valuable life skills that extend beyond skateboarding, contributing to their personal growth.
Community: The Women & Girls Initiative fosters a strong sense of community, encouraging lasting friendships and connections.
The Women & Girls Initiative at The Harold Hunter Foundation is committed to creating a welcoming and empowering space where girls can thrive in skateboarding, develop their skills, and find the support they need to succeed both on and off the board. Through this program, we aspire to challenge gender stereotypes, promote inclusivity, and inspire the next generation of female skateboarders.