Launching September 2022, The Skatepark Project’s (TSP) Fellowship Program is a 12- month, two-phase advocacy training and project design opportunity for BIPOC people aged 18 to 24. Through virtual training, mentorship, and educational resources, TSP aims to build more knowledgeable, diverse and equipped skatepark advocates, designers and programmers.
By creating more skateparks in under-resourced communities youth are provided access to free play, healthy outdoor recreation and community engagement. As we have seen over the past 20 years, there’s a need for more safe and inclusive public recreation spaces across underserved and low-income communities, which are too often communities of color. The Fellowship Program is designed as a training pathway to empower more BIPOC advocates, teach resilience and civic engagement, and foster creativity for those who are as passionate about skateparks as we are. The Fellows are the next generation of skatepark advocates and leaders working to increase access to inclusive skateparks from within the community.
The Ideal Candidate cares about the development of skateparks, skate-able spaces and is passionate about creating safe and inclusive public spaces for outdoor recreation. Although skate and design experience are not required, we welcome those studying engineering, computer science, sports science or any related field.
• Training + Education
• Professional Development
• Personalized Mentorship
• Access to Industry Experts (skatepark designers, community organizers and more)
• Technical Support
• Bi-weekly Group Meetings
• Monetary Support + Monthly Stipend