Everything starts with a skateboard and a helmet. Our programmes offer free skate lessons to kids and youth in various locations worldwide, but that is just where the ride begins.
CJF focuses on teaching soft skills and helping others master their hard skills. Participants and apprentices join our programmes to learn and explore new things and opportunities. And it's during this process that the magic happens. Through skating and education, we are able to stimulate positive change and help communities thrive.
Skateboarding can do a lot for you, but with your help, we can make skateboarding have a bigger impact where it's needed most. Join us in shaping a brighter future through skateboarding and help us secure our 2024 programmes. We’ve already secured 66.6% of the costs the entire spectrum of our activities for 2024, but we need YOUR help to ensure the final piece of the puzzle: €21,000 that will go 100% towards creating a positive impact in the communities we work in and beyond.
Our focus is sustainable positive change in five different areas:
Community Development and Social Cohesion
3 programmes in 3 different countries running locally, 2 of them locally registered between 2022-23 and 1 entirely locally financed.
Good Health and Wellbeing
In 2022, 1,128 kids and youth were engaged in weekly life-skill-focused sports programme.
Decent Work and Economic Growth
15 apprentices from 3 different countries. CJF's apprentices have participated in 6 skatepark constructions in 5 countries worldwide. In 2022, up to 14 staff members were hired to run CJF’s onsite programmes.
2 Homework Programmes. In 2022, 210 children and young adolescents participated in CJF educational sessions.
84 Girls Skate Sessions provided in 3 different locations across 2 countries. Reaching 124 girls and women in the past 2 years.
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7th of November, 2023
7 min read
Seven years ago, Concrete Jungle Foundation (CJF) was born from a shared love for skateboarding. Without a concrete plan or established model, as well as limited resources, the organization began with two friends who had a common experience of the transformative power of skateboarding and a desire to share it with others.Read more
14th of November, 2023
5 min read
The communal aspect of skateboarding has always fascinated me. No matter where you go in the world, you'll find like-minded individuals, make new friends, and be welcomed with open arms. In our last blog, you will read how this welcoming, near-universal language of skateboarding is the starting point for CJF in working with skateboarding communities to address societal challenges within each skatepark location and beyond.Read more
24th of November, 2023
8 min read
We unpacked how the thriving and exceptional work of our local partners and teams has accumulated in the establishment of robust, community-led, and locally registered non-profit organizations implementing change within their own communities. These organizations run their local skateparks and collectively impact hundreds of children on a weekly basis through the power of skateboarding.Read more
Our team has already secured 66.6% of the total funds needed to cover the costs the entire spectrum of our activities for 2024. However, we need help to obtain the missing part, 21,000 EUR, that will go 100% to create a positive impact in the communities we work in and beyond. Your generous contribution enables us to provide comprehensive support, ensuring the personal growth and empowerment of the youth we serve. Thank you for your invaluable help!
100% of the proceeds raised this year through the ‘Ride, Learn, Thrive’ campaign will go straight to the community we serve.
To discover more about our programmes and the lasting impact we're committed to creating in the communities we serve, we invite you to explore our website. At CJF, we understand the importance of transparency and accountability. That's why we've established a rigorous monitoring, reporting, and evaluation system within our onsite locations. This ensures that we remain continuously aligned with the evolving needs of our communities, guaranteeing that every donation you make goes towards making a meaningful and lasting difference. Your support is invaluable, and we encourage you to visit our website to learn more about how together, we're transforming lives.
By giving monthly to Concrete Jungle Foundation, you're powering our work, utilising skateboarding to foster community growth. Your sustained support enables us to create lasting positive impacts, using skateboarding as a vehicle for change and helping communities thrive. Join us in this incredible journey to make a real difference on a consistent basis.
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