The Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, grassroots, skateboard community-based organization whose fundamental goal is to provide a network of support, advocacy, and opportunity for alternative experiential education for NYC skateboarders so that they can reach their full potential. Our mission is to use skateboarding as a vehicle to provide underserved urban youth with valuable life experiences that nurture individual creativity, resourcefulness, and the development of life skills.
HHF leverages our role as a "credible messenger" to engage skateboarders by meeting them where they are, developing relationships, and supporting them in pursuing personally meaningful goals that are responsive to their interests and priorities, as well as helping them identify and prepare to seize opportunities for personal, educational, and professional training and advancement that will create the opportunities for financial independence necessary to successfully transition out of poverty. Since 2007 HHF flagship program has provided over 200 scholarships to low-income NYC youth to attend 3 different elite action sports training camps across the United States, and the annual Harold Hunter Day event (now Harold Hunter Week) has grown to be NYC's 2nd largest annual skate event, drawing more than a thousand skaters from around the world each year, including high ranking amateur and professional athletes, for exhibitions, competitions, panel discussions, screenings, and other events. Since 2012, we have provided digital media training and internships through the Kickflip and Filmer Project Programs. In fall 2016 we conducted a community needs assessment of over 300 NYC skaters, leading to the development of the HHF Legacy Program, a sports-based youth development program providing coaching, mentoring, life skills, psychosocial support, and case management to skaters age 14-19.
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Health . Skills :
General Skills , Computers/Technology , Communications , Writing/Editing , Team Work , Youth Development .