Child from Angola on a skateboard

Planting the positive seeds of skateboarding

Concrete Jungle Foundation is an innovative non-profit that works to empower
individuals and communities worldwide through fostering and sustaining
the positive values inherent to skateboarding.

Concrete Jungle Foundation is an innovative non-profit that works to empower individuals and communities worldwide through fostering and sustaining the positive values inherent to skateboarding.

What we do.

We build skateparks and run youth programmes to promote health and well-being, access to education, community development and economic growth.

Where we work.

We are active in Jamaica, Peru and Morocco.

Peru.

The Cerrito Skatepark was built by CJF in the fall of 2021. With roots in the Alto Trujillo Skatepark built in 2018, it is our longest standing project location.



78 unique children impacted over 73 Edu-Skate classes.

186 total attendance over 16 Girls Skate sessions.

55% female participation across all programmes.

1035 skatepark visits.

100% locally run.

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Jamaica.

The Freedom Skatepark & Youth Centre was built by CJF in the spring of 2020. It is our largest project location.



79 unique children impacted over 18 Edu-Skate classes.

18 total attendance over 12 Homework sessions

11 Enrichment activities took place.

29% female participation across all programmes.

989 skatepark visits.

100% locally run.

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Morocco.

The Fiers et Forts Skatepark was built by CJF in the spring of 2022. It was built on the grounds of an orphanage and currently serves 35 children living at the centre.



40 unique children impacted over 59 Edu-Skate classes.

187 total attendance over 15 Educational activities.

25% female participation across all programmes.

1113 skatepark visits.

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 Two Girls holding hand while doing a skateboarding trick in Cerrito's skatepark in Peru

Worldwide.

Connecting social skate projects worldwide to exchange knowledge, ideas and best practices on life-skills focused skateboard programming ‘Edu-Skate’.



8 countries.

8 skateboarding organizations.

400 children engaged in a life-skill focused sports programme.

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What's new?

The latest stories from our project locations and beyond.

Marocan children at the Fiers et Forts skatepark in Morocco.
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Dec 29, 2022 · 4 min read

The impact of the CJF Freedom Skatepark: over 2 years later



Luis Petersen talks about his thesis on the impact of the CJF Freedom Skatepark 2+ years after it was first built in Bull Bay, Jamaica. Here are his findings.

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Dec 26, 2022 · 4 min read

CJF x The Skatepark School: Interview with Wade Trevean



Following up on our latest announcement about our construction apprentice Jhikson Akamine Garcia enrolling in the design course with the Skatepark School, we would like to introduce you to their mission to train skateboarders into the specific craft that is skatepark designing.

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Dec 21, 2022 · 5 min read

CJF apprentice Jhikson has been awarded the first-ever scholarship from The Skatepark School



We are very happy to announce that one of CJF’s previous apprentices, Jhikson Akamine Garcia from Peru, has been awarded a grant to attend a skatepark design course from pioneering school, The Skatepark School, an online training school created by industry professionals from Australia for anyone looking to get into the particular craft of skatepark design.

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Dec 8, 2022 · 4 min read

Respect: we give it, we teach it



Tim van Asdonck is referring to life-lessons from the CJF Edu-Skate curriculum. Rather than sprinkle skate sessions and tricks with the occasional comment from teachers on what skateboarding can teach us about life, CJF decided to choose what they thought were the most impactful life-lessons related to skateboarding and create lessons around them.

Join the family.

Concrete Jungle Family (CJFamily) is our global community of supporters that share our mission to empower individuals and communities worldwide through fostering and sustaining the positive values inherent to skateboarding.

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With the support of the CJFamily, we have over the past five years been able to...

  • Build 6 free-of-charge skateparks for underserved communities in Peru, Angola, Jamaica and Morocco.
  • Directly impact 1081 children and youth through 775 sessions as part of our recreational, educational and professional development programmes.
  • Provide 15 paid apprenticeships to youth in need as part of the Planting Seeds programme
  • Achieve a 33% female participation rate across all our programmes
  • Actively employ 15 local adolescents and young adults across our project locations

By donating 5€ or more a month you can join the CJFamily, help us support the hundreds of youth we work with around the world, as well as help us build more skateparks for communities that deserve them the most.

All CJFamily Members also get preferential consideration for volunteering, early-bird access to our documentaries, as well as -25% off everything in our online shop.

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

Other ways to donate
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With the support of the CJFamily, we have over the past five years been able to...

  • Build 6 free-of-charge skateparks for underserved communities in Peru, Angola, Jamaica and Morocco.
  • Directly impact 1081 children and youth through 775 sessions as part of our recreational, educational and professional development programmes.
  • Provide 15 paid apprenticeships to youth in need as part of the Planting Seeds programme
  • Achieve a 33% female participation rate across all our programmes
  • Actively employ 15 local adolescents and young adults across our project locations

By donating 5€ or more a month you can join the CJFamily, help us support the hundreds of youth we work with around the world, as well as help us build more skateparks for communities that deserve them the most.

All CJFamily Members also get preferential consideration for volunteering, early-bird access to our documentaries, as well as -25% off everything in our online shop.

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

Other ways to donate