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Empowerment by Skateboarding

A weekly course providing youth with tools for personal success through discipline, self-confidence, overcoming obstacles, and the acquisition of a skill. The youth who stay the course receive all their skateboarding equipment at the end of the year. Netanya, Beer Sheva, South Tel Aviv

Rationale

Youngsters from distressed areas have no organized activities in the afternoons. They spend their time on the streets, often getting into trouble.An organized framework where they are taught a sport, skill, discipline, and self-confidence, all through the enjoyment of a popular sport – skateboarding can be a good solution for them.

Objectives

Improving self-confidence
Learn how to tackle challenges
After school activity

Success factors

85% of the participants feel the activity make them more confident of themselves 
70% feels that the activity helps them tackle challenges

Target Audience

10-12 5th and 6th-grade children from the social geo periphery in each group

Location

Netanya, Beer Sheva, South Tel Aviv

Media

Read about Empowerment by Skateboarding - ESRAmagazine

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