I’ve been away from this blog for awhile. I decided to get my bachelors degree and took an accelerated path to get there, which meant that all my time was dedicated to school and I had no time for travel blogs.
I finally graduated (yay me!) and now have time to share my travel stories, but that is not why I am posting today. Today I want to tell you about an awesome dude I met at the last Muddy Roots in Cookeville, TN.
Kody Oh is a pretty all around rad dude. He’s a musician, poet, awesome storyteller, and amazing humanitarian. Even his dog is super cool.
Last October he hopped on a plane and flew to Ethiopia to help build a community skate park in Hawassa with the organization Ethiopia Skate. You can learn more about Ethiopia Skate and the cool things they do HERE.
When he returned he set to work creating his own way of giving back. Below is a quote taken from Kody’s Facebook page (because he can explain his vision better than I):
“I started a thing. It’s called The Go Future! Foundation. It’s an organization to instill at risk youth across the globe with skills and attributes to not only succeed, but share their success and instill future generations with likeminded ideologies toward the enrichment of their communities: to teach children to grow up and teach children to grow up and be teachers and community leaders. Skateboarding is the sole reason of my existence and survival. It’s time to give back...”
Kody then headed to Puerto Rico with the goal to build a skate park and community garden for the soon to be Puerto Rican Cultural Arts Center in Santurce, which is a district of San Juan.
You can follow all the rad things that the Go Future! Foundation is doing over at their Instagram site or better yet, head over to their GoFundMe Page to make a donation to the Puerto Rico build. You can also click the donate button at the bottom of this page.
Go Future! Foundation can also use donations of any kind of skate gear; decks, wheels, helmets, knee pads, etc. You can leave a comment or send me an e-mail if you would like more information on how to get physical donations to them.