Youth Shop

Teaching mechanics in a fun, safe environment.

Every Thursday from 3:30pm - 6:00pm.

 

Youth spend the first half of their time in the shop volunteering in order to earn parts and personal instruction during the second half of the shop time.

 

 

 

Volunteer work includes cleaning bikes, stripping bikes, organizing and cleaning parts, and cleaning the shop. Volunteer work is structured to teach lessons about bicycle anatomy, proper use of tools, basic mechanical concepts, organization, and professionalism.

 

 

 

Participants then fix their own bikes with the assistance of instructors and volunteers. We encourage instructors to keep their hands clean and let youth do the work so that they learn with their hands and enjoy the fruits of their labors when they leave the shop with a repaired bike.

 

 

 


Who participates

Youth Shop is open to all youth ages 12 to 18. We work with partner organizations to encourage participation from youth with social and economic barriers.

Location

Bike Recycle Vermont, 664 Riverside Ave., Burlington (see map at bottom of page)

Dates

Thursday June 16th through Thursday August 25th

Community Partners

Diversity Rocks International Youth Group

King Street Center

Boys and Girls Club

Burlington After School Program

D.R.E.A.M.

SPECTRUM Youth and Family Services

Sponsorship Partners

This could be you! To sponor the Youth Shop program that creates access to bikes and bicycle education for youth, email Outreach Director Christine Hill at christine@bikerecyclevt.org.