Nicholl Park: Skateboarding saved my life
on June 29, 2012
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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