Operated by Goodpush, the ROLL Models programme is designed to support and create visibility for diverse women leaders within skateboarding and to fund the projects they’ve designed — so that the next generation of girls and gender-diverse youth can build confidence, community, and life skills on and off their skateboards. Through a partnership with Women Win, Goodpush offer ROLL Models grantees a seed-grant of up to €3000 to fund their project idea, a place at the annual Leadership Camp in Berlin, and support and guidance from Skateistan and Women Win. One of our 2023 grantees was Skateducate.
Skateducate is a non-profit organisation that seeks to create an expansive inclusion in the skateboarding community. They do so through weekly sessions, camps, road-trips and non-skateboarding events that bring people together around the skateboard. Their primary crew and users identify as girls, women and non-binary, but they also work with male skaters as bridges into the big skateboarding family. Their belief is that we can learn from each other and make a better community overall.