The Goodpush Alliance is an initiative by Skateistan to support and share knowledge among social skateboarding projects worldwide, so that we can make a bigger impact together.
Globally, there are now more than 130 skateboarding-for-youth-development projects working in 50+ countries. The Goodpush Alliance provides a platform for these projects to connect and collaborate.
Inspired by the open-source model, Goodpush offers training and advice on best practice to grassroots skateboarding projects via on-site workshops, support calls, online resources, and awards. By registering as a Goodpush member, you can also post to the community forum and map of social skate projects, with more features coming soon!
Key areas that we're focusing on are:
- Child protection and safety
- Inclusion of girls and children with special needs
- Integrating skateboarding with educational outcomes
- And building a network of support among social skateboarding projects.
Skateboarding NGOs and charities are continuously innovating to have a bigger impact in their communities, and by working together we can strengthen each other’s work, increase the data showing our impact, and build support for all projects using skateboarding as a tool for social change.
Since the Goodpush Alliance launched in early 2018, we have selected three partner organizations per year to receive a financial award, tailored consulting, and in-person trainings. In 2019 we also ran Goodpush knowledge-sharing events in Denmark and South Africa, with more than 50 organizations in attendance.
Goodpush partners include: Make Life Skate Life (global), 7Hills (Jordan), SkateQilya (Palestine), Association of Skateboarding Mozambique, Free Movement Skateboarding (Greece), and Bangladesh Street Kids Aid.
To find out about opportunities in 2020, sign up for the Goodpush newsletter.
About the Toolkit
The Goodpush Toolkit offers free guidelines and templates to give community-based projects a head start on running safe, high-quality skateboarding and creative education for children and youth. It features videos, guidelines, audio interviews, and open-source tools.
The Toolkit is aimed at anyone involved in running a skateboarding for youth development project. It includes resources for those who are just getting started, as well as for more established non-profit organizations looking to build up their skills and organizational capacity.
Skateistan is the first international development initiative to combine skateboarding with educational outcomes. Founded in 2007 in Kabul, Skateistan now works with 2500 children across Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa, including more than 50% girls. What started with a board and four wheels is now an award-winning, international NGO with the mission of empowering children and youth through skateboarding and education. Skateistan’s vision is creating leaders that make a better world.
If you’d like more info on the Goodpush Alliance or would like to request a support call, get in touch!