Brooklyn —

In 2007, Traci Johnson, 41, founded Culture Skateboards with her husband Jay to support and promote young skateboarders from New York City. While teaching her nephew to skate, Johnson was astonished to hear young skaters talk about achieving fame and fortune as if that were the purpose of the sport. A lifelong skater, she decided to start an organization that would not only teach kids how to skate, but educate them about the history and culture of skateboarding.

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Click below for an audio report about the skateboard park opened by Culture Skateboards at Brower Park in Crown Heights:

SLIDESHOW: Click above for scenes from the skateboard action at Brower Park.