Child from Angola on a skateboard

Planting the positive seeds of skateboarding

Concrete Jungle Foundation (CJF) builds skateparks & runs youth
programmes for communities around the world.

Concrete Jungle Foundation (CJF) builds skateparks & runs youth programmes for communities around the world.

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Skateboarding for
development in Angola

Angola map skatepark

Bom Dia

The Luanda Skatepark was built in late 2018 in partnership with New Line Skateparks and the Angola Skateboarding Union (ASU), which today manages on the ground activities.

750 sqm skatepark

51 children impacted through Edu-Skate

23% female participation

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Skateboarding for
development in Jamaica

Jamaica map skatepark

Whagwan?

The Freedom Skatepark was built by CJF in 8 Miles, Bull Bay in the spring of 2020. Today we provide youth programmes, loaner boards, workshops, community activities and regular contests for the local beneficiaries. We also employ local staff as well as host international volunteers.

1300 sqm skatepark

125 children impacted through Edu-Skate

30% female participation

1000+ skateboards loaned

9 local staff employed

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Skateboarding for
development in Peru

Peru map skatepark

Buenos Dias

The Alto Trujillo Skatepark was CJF’s first project, built on the grounds of a school in Trujillo back in 2017. Our Edu-Skate programme, now part of the school curriculum, is managed by our local staff and international volunteers. We also organise weekend activities and workshops for the kids.

150 sqm skatepark

235 children impacted through Edu-Skate

40% female participation

9 local youth employed

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Empowering youth through skateboarding

child dropping a ramp on a skateboard

Edu-Skate Programme


Age: 6-16
"Providing positive life-skills through skateboarding to disadvantaged children."

Edu-Skate Programme
Young adults doing smoothing concrete for a skateboarding bowl

Planting Seeds Apprenticeship Programme


Age: 16+
"Paid apprenticeship programmes developing employable skills (e.g. multimedia, construction, project management) for young adults."

Planting Seeds Planting Seeds Apprenticeship

What's new?

Angola kid smiling at the skatepark
Angola kid smiling at the skatepark

What's new?

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Sep 26, 2020 · 6 min read

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The Freedom Skatepark: Covid-19, Communities, and Concrete Turtles


Much will be written about the fundamental global changes ushered in by the emergence of COVID-19. Overnight this international health emergency forcefully inserted itself into the everyday, ironically serving as a reminder of the interconnected delicateness of human existence ...

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Sep 18, 2020 · 4 min read

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A space and time: Local Planting Seeds Apprentice Kayla Wheeler on building Kingston's first skatepark


I was nervous, battling second thoughts of even going. What if I dislike the work? What if I can’t do what’s required? Life can be beautiful even if you don't feel completely comfortable, I tell myself ...

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Join CJFamily now

Concrete Jungle Family is our global community of supporters, skateboarders, students and parents that share our mission to empower children through skateboarding, youth programmes and community development.

With the support of the Family, we have over the past three years been able to...

  • Build 3 free-of-charge, public skateparks in at-risk communities in Peru, Angola and Jamaica
  • Directly impact 365 children through 223 classes as part of the Edu Skate programme
  • Provide 9 paid apprenticeships to youth in need as part of the Planting Seeds programme
  • Achieve a 36% female particpation rate across our programmes
  • Employ 16 local adolescents and young adults across our project locations

By donating 5€ or more a month you can join the Concrete Jungle Family, help us support the hundreds of youth we work with around the world, as well as help us build more skateparks for communities in need.

All Family Members also get -25% off everything in our online shop!

Thank you for helping us spread the positive seeds of skateboarding.

Referral programme
Group picture of Peru skateboarders stretching

Join CJFamily now

Concrete Jungle Family is our global community of supporters, skateboarders, students and parents that share our mission to empower children through skateboarding, youth programmes and community development.

With the support of the Family, we have over the past three years been able to...

  • Build 3 free-of-charge, public skateparks in at-risk communities in Peru, Angola and Jamaica
  • Directly impact 365 children through 223 classes as part of the Edu Skate programme
  • Provide 9 paid apprenticeships to youth in need as part of the Planting Seeds programme
  • Achieve a 36% female particpation rate across our programmes
  • Employ 16 local adolescents and young adults across our project locations

By donating 5€ or more a month you can join the Concrete Jungle Family, help us support the hundreds of youth we work with around the world, as well as help us build more skateparks for communities in need.

All Family Members also get -25% off everything in our online shop!

Thank you for helping us spread the positive seeds of skateboarding.

Referral programme
Group picture of Angolan skateboarders