SkatePal

SkatePal is one of the most impressive skate non-profits on the planet. The organizers have been growing the Palestinian skate scene in the West Bank by building parks, running camps and encouraging Western skaters to visit Palestine for good old-fashioned skate tripping. Their programs are one of the few places where kids of all genders can participate together while also getting much-needed recreation. On top of their DIY park builds and programs, the small staff of Charlie, Theo, Aram and Phil were also foundational in creating the first ever academic skate conference Pushing Boarders. Learn more about the group, volunteer if you can and watch the documentary or ambassador Ryan Lay’s edit from his trip through Palestine.

Website: http://www.skatepal.co.uk/
Follow: @skate_pal

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  • ACLU

    ACLU
    Chances are you've heard of the American Civil Liberties Union, and for good reason. The ACLU has been fighting within the legal system to protect the individual rights of citizens on issues like women’s rights, racial justice, privacy and surveillance for over 100 years. Check their site to know your rights when you get jammed up by the cops at your favorite spot. 
  • Equal Justice Initiative

    Equal Justice Initiative
    The Equal Justice Initiative provides legal assistance, makes reports and produces short films to address and fight against racial injustice and mass incarceration in America. The EJI has helped over 120 wrongly-convicted or illegally-sentenced people in Alabama and has won cases in the Supreme Court banning life without parole for kids. Check the video for a quick look at their work. 
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline

    National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    We’re not always open about our emotions. But if you or someone in your scene is struggling, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24/7 with its network of local centers all across the country. Check out their site to learn about suicide prevention and check in with yourself and your homies to help make sure we don’t lose more people we know and love. 
  • The Crisis Text Line

    The Crisis Text Line
    Some would rather text than call, and for those, the Crisis Text Line is available 24/7, not just for suicide emergencies but for any number of painful, heated moments. Seventy-five-percent of the the texters that use the service are under the age of 25, which also overlaps with the largest demographic of skaters. It’s free, it’s anonymous and it helps save lives. Watch their video to see more of their mission. And, if you’re in a crisis currently, text “Hello” to #741741 and connect with a crisis counselor today. 
  • Drug and Alcohol Helpline

    Drug and Alcohol Helpline
    Skaters have seen their fair share of the downsides from drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. The Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration Helpline is a 24/7 resource that connects people suffering from mental or substance-use disorders to local treatment services and support groups. You don’t need insurance and your info is always confidential.