Shane Carrick helps the skate life grow

Shane Carrick has seen it all over the world—in Iraq, Nepal, Morocco and elsewhere: the power of skateboarding to bring kids and cultures together. The value of a safe space devoted to a play-based activity that anyone can do, regardless of gender or ethnic background, no special equipment required.

As programming director for the nonprofit Make Life Skate Life (MLSL), Carrick is part of a worldwide network of skateboarders so devoted to the sport’s unifying possibilities that they travel, on their own dime, to other countries to construct skateparks so that young people there can meet new friends and make constructive use of their free time as they practice their grinds, ollies and kick flips.

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