Skateistan Launches Skate School In Johannesburg

Skateistan’s Skate School is now officially open and programs are up and running. Students between the ages of 5-17, with a particular focus on girls and low-income youth, have the opportunity to play and learn as part of the Skate and Create program, or access homework help and career advice as part of the Back-To-School program. Exceptional youth have the chance to join the Youth Leadership program to help organize events and assist with sessions. Check some pictures from the launch featuring Tony Hawk, David Loy, and more!

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Over 47% of registered students so far are girls and they were given the park for a special girls-only session at the launch!

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David Loy blasting during a demo.

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Skateistan Executive Director Oliver Percovich with the students and staff of Skateistan South Africa.

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Over 100 students attended the launch, the celebration was for them.

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Tony Hawk and the Birdhouse Skateboards crew impressed and inspired the crowd.

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Nothing but smiles!

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It’s official.

Learn more about Skateistan’s Skate School here: Johannesburg Skate School