Nicholl Park: Skateboarding saved my life

Young Richmond skateboarder does tricks for crowd a few blocks from Nicholl Park where dozens of young kids skate every day. Photo by : Ashley Hopkinson

Young Richmond skateboarder does tricks for crowd a few blocks from Nicholl Park where dozens of young kids skate every day. Photo by : Ashley Hopkinson

In Richmond, finding a way around violence is a daily struggle.  But as the city struggles to get a handle on youth violence, a local skateboard park serves as a reminder that, sometimes, peace can come from an unlikely source. Jonathan White said skateboarding at Nicholl Park saved his life. He said he could have gone down a path of violence and drugs, but his passion for skateboarding kept him out of trouble. Listen as he shares his story.

This segment features “Kick Push” by Lupe Fiasco.

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