KARE 11's Lifting Voices: Melanin in Motion
George Family Foundation grantees Minneapolis Parks Foundation and The Loppet Foundation collaborated with community-based program, Melanin in Motion, to connect communities of color to outdoor adventure opportunities. This endeavor was featured on KARE 11's Lifting Voices segment, showcasing how Melanin in Motion offers snowboarding lessons within easily accessible parks, like Theodore Wirth Regional Park in Minneapolis.
Founder Anthony Taylor notes:
“Who’s not out here?’ is maybe a better way of thinking about it. And so I really think that we are very focused on Black and Brown families. We’re very focused on moderate to low-income families. We’re very focused on girls and women,” Taylor said, adding that: “We want to remove the ability to guess the gender, age, sex, income of a snowboarder when they show up at the bottom of a hill.”