On Friday afternoon, May 14th, HHF in the Classroom visited PS 168x — housed within PS 20 — in the Bronx.

HHF In The Classroom is a unique program run by the Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) that provides students in special education programs with encouragement to persist in school by exposing them to non-traditional career paths.

Special guests included industry heavyweights Chad Muska, Steve Rodriguez, Rodney Smith, Luis Tolentino and skater-turned-ER physician, Robert Gore.  The panel met with two classes of 7th and 8th graders and conducted a Q&A session that was quite informative.  After all questions were answered, everyone headed outside for an instructional skate session and demo.  Several classes of younger students also joined in on the fun, with helmets and skateboards loaned by Open Road.

After the skate session was a wrap, panelists signed autographs and students got hooked up with gear that was generously donated by 5boro, Shut, Zoo York and Element.  In addition, students received tickets to the Maloof Money Cup NYC.

A huge thank you goes out to all the panelists, brands, and students & faculty at PS 168x that helped make this such an awesome experience for all involved!  HHF In The Classroom will visit more NYC schools this Fall. Photos: Fivel Rothberg