Empowering refugees in Athens through skateboarding

Founded in 2016, Free Movement Skateboarding is an international organization which offers skateboarding lessons to youth communities in Athens and in refugee camps/centers around the city. They offer daily sessions, including educational programs, creative workshops and non-binary/LGBTQ+-friendly sessions. Specializing in offering activities for kids that are suffering from childhood trauma, Free Movement creates safe environments to tackle mental health issues as well as simply offering opportunities to play and integrate socially with others. They partner with local NGOs working with youth in order to have a bigger reach and use Concrete Jungle Foundation's EduSkate program. Free Movement Skateboarding since 2016:
  • 700 sessions
  • 2,000 participants
  • 57 ethnicities in student body
  • 40% girls