Ever since I can remember, I have always loved to skateboard. I love the way skaters dress, how friendly they are, how popular it is; everything. Skateboarding started in the 60's and has been extremely popular ever since. Anyone can do it if they're willing to learn. I started learning at a very young age and the younger you are the better you will be as you get older! The coolest thing about this is vans took this concept and built skate parks in countries like Africa and India. They did this to give the kids a chance to compete in the competitions here in America on #goskateday, which is June 21st and National Skate Day.
In India, they started an all girls skate club where girls can talk and take lessons on how to skateboard every day. Vans did this exact same thing in Sudan Africa with all boys. I think this idea of giving kids in third world countries skateboards is changing the world. It gives them a chance to make it out of their situation for good and have fun at the same time. When I skate every day, that is my release my way of relaxing. In a lot of third-world countries, kids don't have playgrounds and schools to play in. Usually, it's just the dirt and whatever else is in their environment. With the right equipment, it can be safe too.
Skateboarding is not just an American sport or hobby it's a worldwide family. Skaters are known to be some of the friendliest people around and anyone can teach you. It brings people of all races and backgrounds together. At the end of the day, we can all go home saying that we had a great time. Skateboarding is not just a hobby it's a movement so stop reading this and go skate.