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About Skateistan

Skateistan began as a grassroots 'Sport for Development' project on the streets of Kabul in 2007, and is now an award-winning, international NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) with projects in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. Skateistan is the first international development initiative to combine skateboarding with educational outcomes. Skateistan is non-political, independent, and inclusive of all ethnicities, religions and social backgrounds. Skateistan aims to always be an innovative social project with quality.

  • We work with youth ages 5-18
  • Over 50% of our students are streetworking children
  • Over 40% of our students are girls
  • Globally, we teach more than 1200 youth each week

About NPR

National Public Radio (NPR) is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States. NPR produces and distributes news and cultural programming. Individual public radio stations are not required to broadcast all NPR programs that are produced. Most public radio stations broadcast a mixture of NPR programs, content from rival providers American Public Media, Public Radio International and Public Radio Exchange, and locally produced programs. NPR's flagships are two drive time news broadcasts, Morning Edition and the afternoon All Things Considered; both are carried by most NPR member stations, and are two of the most popular radio programs in the country.

About IAVA

IAVA is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. We don’t just support veterans, we empower them! IAVA is the voice of the 2.8 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, raising awareness in the media, on Capitol Hill and among the general public. We address critical issues facing new veterans and their families, including mental health injuries, a stretched VA system, inadequate health care for female veterans and GI Bill educational benefits. As an organization founded and run by veterans, IAVA is absolutely committed to ensuring our programs make the largest impact for as many veterans as possible—at the lowest costs. Since our founding 11 years ago, IAVA has connected more than 1.27 million veterans with resources and support while being exceptionally fiscally responsible to the thousands of individuals, foundations and corporate partners who support our mission. And we do so on one of the smallest budgets.

About Bill Wilson Center

Bill Wilson Center provides direct services to more than 3,500 children, youth, young adults and families in Santa Clara County through our various programs. We reach more than 34,000 clients indirectly through our Street Outreach and crisis line programs. Bill Wilson Center programs focus on housing, education, counseling, and advocacy. Bill Wilson Center is committed to working with the community to ensure that every youth has access to the range of services needed to grow to be healthy and self-sufficient adults. Bill Wilson Center has been providing services to runaway and homeless youth since 1973.