Brower Youth Awards

Victor Davila

Bronx, NY

Activating youth engagement through skateboarding

Making environmental education fun and engaging for young folks is Victor Davila’s passion. Which is why he set up EcoRyders, a series of summer workshops that combine environmental and health education with skateboarding through the Point, a community development organization in Hunts Point. Workshop participants build their own skateboards and learn about pressing environmental issues in their community. EcoRyders offers a way to tackle both high obesity rates among local youth as well as lack of public transportation in the area.

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