Gleaner article-Keep the children on boards

Here is an article by Daniele Wheeler form the Gleaner about Freedom skatepark, and the development of skateboarding in JA. About the coming of the pros for a trip with demos and videos, how it will help the cause of this brand new olympic sports that brings new opportunities for new talents. How the skatepark as become a social asset for Bull bay and Kingston. Also the positive impact it has on tourism and how it could attracts new visitors on the island…All positive vibrations !  see online the article  by daniel.wheeler@gleanerjm.com

Demo Freedom Bull Bay skatepark May 18 th

You’ re all welcome this Wednesday May 18 th from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Freedom skatepark in Bull bay 8 miles with RVCA pros team : Mark Suciu, Donta Hill, Curren Caples, Julian Davidson and their JA ambassador Eli Reed ! Thanks to @rvcaskate #loveskateboarding @freedomskateparkja

Photo : Half Way Tree  Transport Centre – Kingston JA
From the right to the left : Remy Walter JSC, Joshua & Daniel Mattis JSC team, Frog boss, *Curren Caples, Eli Reed, *Mark Suciu, *Donta Hill, *Julian Davidson ( *=Team RVCA)

CJF Bull Bay trip to Boston

Jamaica Skateboarding EduSkate’s Graduating Excursion

The Concrete Jungle Foundation (CJF) is a UK registered charity organization which works to build skateparks in underprivileged communities around the world. These public parks are then locally staffed and facilitated with youth programs and centers. The Freedom Skatepark is CJF’s third project and is located in 8 mile, Bull Bay, Jamaica – just south of Kingston. This video gives you a glimpse of our graduating class and their first skateboarding excursion to Boston Bay. Enjoy !
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FREEDOM SKATEPARK by MACTOFILMS

A doc by MACTOFILMS

Freedom Skatepark is the second skatepark in Jamaica. Made possible by the Concrete Jungle Foundation, their many partners and passionate young local surfers and skaters, the SK876 crew. The park has given the youth of Jamaica an outlet to express themselves. In this documentary we explore the process of how and why the park was built, along with the work they have done over a year after it’s completion. Thank you to Concrete Jungle Foundation and everyone involved in making the Freedom Skatepark a reality…

X-MAS JAM contest at freedom Park

Great session at the freedom skatepark for Christmas, good skate, respectful and well organized by the the FS crew Big up to all the judges, speakers, volunteers, staff, board of the foundation and all visitors who enjoyed this refreshing moment

LECHOPPE Skateshop and Jamaica Skate Culture donated 12 new decks for Bull Bay Skateboard School…and gifts during the event.  Boards to the winners and all children came back with griptape, tshirts, and goodies.

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Music workshop

Hey guys, soon our director is coming back with a homestudio equipement that will allow us to make music workshop in Boston youth center and make original soundtrack for our videos, will be Jamming ) we also will bring some boards for Freedom skatepark skate school, soon come JSC

The Freedom To Flourish documentary by jago Stock

Have a taste of the “FREEDOM to Flourish” !  Concrete Jungle Foundation present this 2021 documentary at the FREEDOM SKATEPARK in Bull Bay.

Seeing how skateboarding can change lives. Sparkels of poetry in a suburb of  Kingston. Fifteen minutes away from town. Facing ‘Copa Cobana’.

Come sk8 in 8 Miles Bull Bay St Andrew with SK876 skateboarders 

A FLIM by Jaco Stock and Tim Van Asdonc…

Concrete Jungle Foundation presents  ‘Freedom to Flourish’, a short documentary by Jago Stock. Let’s get into Freedom skatepark in Bull Bay, 8 miles in Jamaica, fifteen minutes from Kingston in St Andrew parish. The park has been made by Concrete Jungle Foundation a  European NJO with the help of volunteers from 10 countries, and partners such as Sandals , Seprod, the Skateroom, Flipping youth,  Paris Skate Culture, New Line, carib cement, Pre Mix, Tank Weld and Vinci JA for lending us essential tools. From march to April 2020 almost starting with the pandemic this has been an epic and happy adventure… In that movie you can feel and touch what is bring to the community and to those kids that started skateboarding with this concrete wave. Thanks to all that are making dreams come true and believe in the power of a piece of wood with wheels. Meet the staff, and the local actors such as SK876, Shama, Ivah ,Ronald, Daniel, Frogboss, Kayla, Rayquon and see the magic of a commun effort for the commun good. Thanks to the founders of this project and help putting it together : Kevin Bourke, Will Wilson from Flipping Youth and CJF for making it a reality. Big up to Paul and the Bull Bay football club, Jamnesia for hosting the crew, Julian Mair for fencing the park and all parents and volunteers in every day life of Freedom Skatepark JA !

 If you like what you see, you can donate to maintain and improve the place and the youth center programme, on the Freedom foundation website. @freedomskateparkja

Andre “Wildfaya” Thompson stabbed at the age of 20 years old in Spanish town, was the main inspiration to create this safe place for all. In 2009 he was dreaming, asking out loud for a skatepark to be built for Jamaican youth. The skatepark is dedicated to his memory…His DREAM is fulfilled Discover him in this video from 2009

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KAREEM QUEST at Freedom skatepark

Kareem is a journalist who help us when we did the Boston Bay contest march 2020, He finally visited recently Freedom skatepark at Bull Bay St Andrew, 15 minutes from Kingston. here is the video. Big up Kareem )

#KareemsQuest The Freedom Skatepark provides a safe haven for the kids in the Bull Bay and adjoining communities, that are often affected by crime and violence. The park is equipped with an office and an obstacle course for skaters. 0:00 Intro 1:16 Interview on Skate Park 3:13 Skate classes 9:54 Talking to a parent about skating 14:58 Homework program

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Freedom Skatepark trip to St Thomas

Video from Concrete Jungle Foundation channel : “Most children in Jamaica have not been to school since the start of the pandemic. Some fall through the cracks of the online education system, as not everyone has access to a device or an internet connection. With support from @sandalsfoundation in funding and @seprodfoundation in alimentation, we started our Homework Programme at the Freedom Skatepark to provide more accessibility to education for our regular skatepark visitors. The youth responded incredibly well and engaged in our classes on a daily basis… despite having the beautiful @freedomskateparkja right next to the classroom to skate. We are proud our students value their education, so we took them on a fieldtrip before the Summer Programme starts at the Freedom Skatepark. Bigs ups to our teacher @icahwilmot” CJF

ENERGETIC BULL BAY KIDS CREW

FREEDOM SKATEPARK – A Concrete Jungle Foundation video
by Tim Van Asdanck and Shaqueal

The Energetic Nomads were the first group of graduates from the Edu-Skate classes at the Freedom Skatepark in Jamaica. It has been a year that they’ve been skating and their progress has been surprising us on a daily basis. Head to the Concrete Jungle Foundation website to read the interview with the group and follow their Youtube page !

Energetic Nomads Interview
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Energetic Nomads Youtube page
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Spring mini ramp in St Thomas

Skating news ! Spring brought a new mini ramp in St Thomas !  Supported by Joey Tershey & Laza Morgan , Josh Matlock as master builder . It’s Open to everyone who want to skate ! Big up to Eli Reed, St Andrew Crew and all those who helped.  One more spot ) …Not the last ! 

*5 Nickel hill road – Port Morant  / GPS “17.91225,-76.3349722″ Airy Castle, Jamaica

More skateboards and less guns urges Blvk H3ro

Singer and songwriter Blvk H3ro sees himself as a cultural ambassador and his sermon is positive vibes and youth upliftment, which he says are especially needed in this disturbing era. “I need to stay clean and provide a different avenue for the youth.
What we need is more skateboards, more skate parks and less guns,” the Original singer stated. The Rastafarian entertainer has been giving his full support to the Freedom Skatepark and Youth Centre in Bull Bay, St Andrew, and says he is pleased that the first time it went viral was after he posted it on Twitter. “It’s a joy to go there and see all types of people enjoying themselves. Blvk H3ro says he supports the venture by doing his television interviews from the location, and even when he is told that he can have it to use free of cost, he still pays.
“We need a skate park in every parish,” he said
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Thank you – Kayla Wheeler

“Thank You Skate Co is stoked to donate to Freedom Skatepark & Youth Center in Bull Bay, Jamaica to help provide Kayla Wheeler and all the other ripping skateboarders in Jamaica with resources to develop skills and encourage entrepreneurship. Skateboarding is a culture that extends beyond tricks. 100% of profits from our One Love Jamaica deck are donated to the Freedom Skatepark & Youth Center. Get the Thank You Skate Co One Love Jamaica Deck here: thankyouskateco.jamaica​ ….Check out Kayla’s instagram: @kaylawheelerr 
*Kayla is one of the directors of board of our foundation and member of the Freedom skatepark foundation ‘s committee

Edu-Skate Graduates Edit Season 1 | Freedom Skatepark Jamaica

Edu-Skate Graduates Edit Season 1 | Freedom Skatepark, Jamaica
free program for Bull Bay kids in freedom skatepark 8 miles Jamaica
Concrete Jungle Foundation and the Freedom Skatepark Foundation proudly present the graduates from the first season of the Edu-Skate programme: Bracka 101 Crew
Video by TIM Follow @cjf_jamaica