We are Skateboards for Hope, a Non Profit, people-powered organization. Our aim is to give children the tools to break the cycle of poverty.
We recycle, reuse and revolutionize skateboards to youth fostering community, collaboration and trust, across the globe.
Our mission is to shred the taboos that surround the skateboarding culture and the social stigma it carries.
Together, as a family, Skateboards For Hope wants to provide youth with an oasis of trust and freedom, to inspire them to become strong leaders in their community.
Skateboards for Hope strives to promote the empowering message of: “be your own hero”.
Betty Esperanza is the founder and godmother of Skateboards for Hope.
While on a trip to Cuba Betty- a lifelong shredder- gave a young boy her skateboard, but only if he shared it with his friends. Skateboards for Hope was born.
Since that first meeting with that young boy, Betty has been living her dream. She inspires people all around her to spread hope and empowerment by donating their used boards and equipment.
Betty strives to promote skateboarding as a tool for hope, and to create global sustainability.